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 www.911memorial.org/live.
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Registration for each public program will open three weeks prior to the event. Tickets to programs are free, but reservations are required.
Prosecuting the 1993 Bombers
Thursday, February 22, 7:00 p.m.
The February 26, 1993, bombing of the World Trade Center marked the first time the Twin Towers were attacked by terrorists. Former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White of the Southern District of New York oversaw the prosecution of the plotters. To mark the 25th anniversary of the bombing, White will discuss the challenges of prosecuting terrorism and her role in bringing the perpetrators of the 1993 attack to justice.
The Nuclear Threat in an Age of Terrorism
Thursday, March 8, 7:00 p.m.
North Korea’s continued development of its nuclear capabilities and long-range missile testing has heightened tensions around the world. As a result, the threat of nuclear terrorism is an increasing global security concern. Graham Allison, a leading analyst of U.S. national security and defense policy, will reflect on this evolving threat.
The Looming Tower
Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 p.m.
From executive producers Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney and Legendary Television, Hulu's “The Looming Tower” adapts Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book that traces the rising threat of al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and exposes clashes between the FBI and CIA that may have underminded coordination to prevent the 9/11 attacks. Starring Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Peter Sarsgaard and Wrenn Schmidt, the limited series will premiere on Hulu on February 28, with new episodes streaming weekly on Wednesdays. Join us for an exclusive talk with Lawrence Wright, former FBI Supervisory Special Agent Ali Soufan and other special guests from “The Looming Tower” series about the importance of these events, which continue to shape our world today.
Radicalization and De-Radicalization
Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.
After 9/11, 45 percent of terrorism cases are thought to have involved online radicalization. In 2017, that number increased to 90 percent. How do groups like ISIS attract and recruit people in Western nations? How can technology be used to stop groups like ISIS from weaponizing the internet? Is it possible to rehabilitate radicalized individuals and reverse their indoctrination? Hany Farid, Dartmouth computer science professor and senior advisor to the Counter Extremism Project, and Daniel Koehler, founder and director of the German Institute on Radicalization and De-Radicalization Studies, will discuss different answers to these timely questions.
The 2017–18 public program season at the 9/11 Memorial Museum has been made possible in part by the David Berg Foundation.