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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Programs are free unless otherwise specified. Reservations are required.

Upcoming Programs:

When Is It Okay? Restarting Sports After 9/11
Thursday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.
Mike Greenberg, longtime SportsCenter anchor and current host of ESPN’s "Get Up!”, will discuss how league commissioners led the charge in supporting a reeling nation in a post-9/11 world with NBA Commissioner Emeritus David J. Stern, WNBA Founding President and Big East Conference Commissioner Val Ackerman, former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, and current NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. All four are Honorary Exhibition Co-chairs of the current special exhibition Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11.

New York Stories: Sonia Sotomayor
Friday, March 8, 7:00 p.m. 
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will reflect on the impact of the 9/11 attacks on American society from her unique vantagepoint as a native New Yorker who watched as her city and neighborhood were devastated, and then witnessed the city rebuild.

How We Win
Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 p.m. 
Former diplomat Farah Pandith will discuss her new book, “How We Win,” and present better strategies to stop the spread of extremism into local communities and to inoculate young people against extremist ideology.

Providing for the Common Defense
Monday, March 18, 7:00 p.m.
National Defense Strategy Commission Co-chair Admiral (Ret.) Gary Roughead will join us to discuss the bipartisan panel’s recent findings, concerns, and recommendations regarding the nation’s defense strategy and military readiness. 

How Safe Are We? Homeland Security Since 9/11
Tuesday, March 26, 7:00 p.m. 
Former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will discuss her new book, “How Safe Are We?: Homeland Security Since 9/11,” and offer insights into the future of the department.

NATO at 70: Does the Alliance Have a Future?
Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 p.m. 
Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the treaty’s signing, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO R. Nicholas Burns and former Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow will discuss the current state of NATO and shed some light on the Alliance’s uncertain future.

Bernie Williams: Remembering the 2001 World Series 
Thursday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. 
Former Yankees player Bernie Williams discusses the 2001 World Series, recounts President Bush’s famous first pitch, and reflects on what it meant for the Yankees to become “America’s Team.”

The ISIS Files
Monday, April 22, 7:00 p.m.
New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi and Lorenzo Vidino, director of the George Washington University Program on Extremism, will discuss “The ISIS Files,” a collection of 15,000 pages of documents left behind by ISIS in Iraq, and how these documents have shaped our understanding of the terrorist group.

This program is presented in partnership with the George Washington University Program on Extremism.

Holding Back the Hudson 
Monday, May 6, 7:00 p.m.  
In celebration of National Historic Preservation Month, Harriet F. Senie, Peter Rinaldi, and Ken Lustbader will discuss the unique history of the Slurry Wall and examine how historical events and collective memory can elevate places and objects from the mundane to the sacred.

This program is made possible through generous support from American Express.

Confronting Hate
Thursday, May 16, 7:00 p.m. 
Emmy Award–winning documentarian Deeyah Khan will discuss what she has seen and learned while filming Islamist extremists, convicted terrorists, former jihadis, and current and former neo-Nazis, and how we can forge a path forward to combat extremism.

Supported by the Norwegian Consulate General New York.



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

Through the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by First Data, public programs in 2019 are made possible by Accenture, ADP, AT&T, BlackRock, Deloitte, GNYHA Ventures, Inc., Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo Foundation, and UL LLC.