Public Programs

Public Programs

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is dedicated to deepening our audience’s understanding of 9/11’s continuing impact in America and around the world through film screenings, moderated conversations and performances. If you can't make it to the Museum, join us live at

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Tickets to programs are free, but reservations are required.

America's Cybersecurity Problem
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Avril D. Haines, currently a senior research scholar at Columbia University and previously deputy national security advisor to President Obama and CIA deputy director, will share her thoughts on the state of U.S. cybersecurity.

The Unifying Power of Sports After Tragedy
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum joins New York Road Runners and special guests at the 2018 TCS NYC Marathon Race Week to reflect on the healing and unifying power of sports after tragedy.

Africa and the Expanding Front of Violent Extremism
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, executive director of Quilliam in North America and assistant professor in the Citadel’s Department of Intelligence and Security Studies, and Katherine Zimmerman, research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and research manager for AEI’s Critical Threats Project, will discuss options for responding to the growing problem of terrorism in Africa.

Sports, Politics, and Patriotism
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
In the wake of 9/11, displays of patriotism were incorporated into major sporting events, creating new traditions that still exist 17 years later. Sports columnist Howard Bryant, author of "The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism," and USA Today columnist and CNN and ABC News commentator Christine Brennan discuss how these expressions became embedded in American sports, why they persist almost two decades later and how they complicate the world of sports today.

New York Stories: Howard Milstein
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Howard Milstein, now co-chairman, president and CEO of Emigrant Savings Bank, shares how he and others responded to the events of 9/11, from providing immediate relief to New Yorkers across the city to healing and rebuilding lower Manhattan over the last 17 years.

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Melissa Cacciola will join 9/11 Memorial Museum Memorial Exhibition and Registries Manager Tara Prout to discuss the exhibition and history of the Mohawk iron workers at the World Trade Center site. 

VICE News on HBO: After the Fall
Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
VICE correspondent Isobel Yeung will discuss her recent reporting from conflict zones in the Middle East.