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:

ISIS without the Caliphate: What Happens Now?
Tuesday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.
The so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria is no more, but ISIS remains active. Graeme Wood, author of "The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State," and Devorah Margolin of George Washington University’s Program on Extremism discuss what the end of the caliphate means for ISIS’s reach and its victims.

Combatting Terrorist Content: The Social Media Challenge
Tuesday, November 5, 7:00 p.m.
David Tessler, public policy manager on the Dangerous Organizations team at Facebook, and Joan Donovan, director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Harvard Kennedy School, discuss the challenges that Facebook, and other social media platforms, face in countering violent extremism.

Al-Qaeda Today
Tuesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m.
Eight years after the killing of Osama bin Laden, the State Department recently declared al-Qaeda to be as great a threat to the U.S. as it has ever been. To complement the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s upcoming exhibition, al-Qaeda experts Peter Bergen, Bruce Hoffman, Mary Galligan and Mark Stout discuss the future of the terrorist group and the wider jihadist movement.

The Targeter: How to Hunt Terrorists
Monday, November 25, 7:00 p.m.
In her new book "The Targeter: My Life in the CIA, Hunting Terrorists and Challenging the White House," Nada Bakos recounts her experience as an analyst and then as a targeting officer, and gives an engrossing account of the intelligence work that helps to keep our country safe.

The Long War in Afghanistan: How Does it End?
Thursday, December 5, 7:00 p.m.
The War in Afghanistan is the longest in American history. Tamanna Salikuddin, a former diplomat, discusses recent efforts to find a settlement that will allow the U.S. to withdraw from Afghanistan, including the collapsed U.S. talks with the Taliban.

New York Stories: Preet Bharara
Thursday, December 12, 7:00 p.m.
Preet Bharara reflects on the impact of the 9/11 attacks on law enforcement practices from his unique vantage point as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (2009–2017) and discusses his role in bringing senior al-Qaeda officials to justice.


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.