Upcoming Public Programs
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s public programs explore a range of topics reflecting on the ongoing impacts and continued resonance of the attacks, their historical context, and their aftermath.
Turkey at a Crossroads: The 2023 Earthquake, Election, and Centennial
Wednesday, April 19, 6 p.m.
On February 6, 2023, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck northern Syria and southern Turkey, killing over 49,000 and displacing millions. The government’s response exposed pitfalls in Turkey’s political system and the state of the country in the lead-up to the May 2023 election. As Turkey is gearing up to celebrate the centennial of the modern Republic, Museum Director Clifford Chanin is joined by Soli Özel, Professor of International Relations at Kadir Has University, for a discussion about the rapidly unfolding events in Turkey. Özel reflects on how the events of 9/11 and the Arab Spring affected Turkey’s standing in the Middle East and relations with the West and what the future might hold for Turkey’s evolving political and national identity.
Lessons from the Edge
Wednesday, May 10, 6 p.m.
In February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine, dramatically escalating a years-long hostility. The resulting war has killed tens of thousands, displaced millions of Ukrainians, and reshaped global politics. To help us understand the history of the region and the current state of the war, we welcome Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (2016-2019), Armenia (2008-2011), and Kyrgyzstan (2005-2008). In this conversation with Museum Director, Clifford Chanin, Ambassador Yovanovitch discusses her new book, Lessons from the Edge: A Memoir, the role of diplomacy in a post-9/11 world, and the future of this devastating conflict.
Through the fifth annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by Fiserv, public programs in 2023 are made possible by Bloomberg, as well as Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., Morgan Stanley, and Underwriter Laboratories Inc.