Two women sit on stage during a public program in the Museum auditorium. Blue light fills the wall behind the stage.
Photo by Monika Graff

Upcoming Public Programs

While onsite Museum programming is temporarily cancelled, we are pleased to present When the World Changes, a new, digital conversation series that seeks to explore the impact and resonance of 9/11 through our current crisis.

As an institution dedicated to understanding how strength was expressed in a time of sorrow, how unimaginable problems were solved, how resilience and hope grew out of tragedy, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is uniquely placed to offer insight, empathy, and expertise towards our past and present challenges. 

Are We Safer?

Monday, November 9, 2:00 p.m. ET

In recent years, the number of foreign terrorist attacks against the United States has decreased. Given this, Jeh Johnson, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and 9/11 Memorial & Museum trustee, asks our distinguished panelists to reflect upon whether Americans are really safer now, or has the threat changed? Secretary Johnson is joined by former Acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell, former Congresswoman and now Director, President and CEO of the Wilson Center Jane HarmanAdmiral William H. McRaven, U.S. Navy (Ret.), and NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller.

This program is offered in conjunction with the third annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by Fiserv, which brings together many of the world's leading voices from across the public and private sectors to build on the discussion of how we can all make our companies, cities, and nations safer. 

Live captioning will be provided.

Through the second annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by Fiserv, public programs in 2020 are made possible by the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, Craig Newmark, founder, craigslist & Craig Newmark Philanthropies, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lockheed Martin Corporation, SOS Security, and Verizon.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is committed to accommodating visitors with disabilities. If you need accommodations, please contact for more information.