Public Programs

Public Programs

As part of our mission to explore the global impact of 9/11 and its continuing significance, the 9/11 Memorial Museum regularly hosts public programs that cover a wide array of contemporary topics. These programs invite experts from diverse backgrounds to offer insights and discuss their work on themes relating to national security, foreign policy, public safety and journalism, as well as culture, literature and the arts.

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The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State
The Atlantic national correspondent Graeme Wood discusses his new book, “The Way of Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State.”
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 7:00 PM

The Latest in the Middle East with Bernard Haykel
Middle East expert Bernard Haykel returns to the 9/11 Memorial Museum to disentangle the latest turns in the region. 
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 7:00 PM

TERROR: A Conversation with VICE’s Suroosh Alvi
VICE founder Suroosh Alvi reflects on how VICE reports on the growth of terrorism over the past 15 years and the broader place 9/11 has in history.
TueSDAY, FEB. 7, 7:00 PM

StoryCorps: The September 11th Initiative
StoryCorps founder Dave Isay reflects on the importance of recording stories from September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 and how this endeavor fits into the human tradition of storytelling.
THURSDAY, MAR. 2, 7:00 PM

Making Sense of Syria
Having returned recently from the battlefront in Syria, Barak Barfi, a research fellow at the New America Foundation, examines options for containing the bloody conflict.
TUESDAY. MAR. 21, 7:00 PM

The Future of the Jihadist Threat
Senior fellow and director of the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at the Brookings Institution Will McCants explores the continuing transformation of the extremist threat and the means of defeating it.
THURSDAY, APR. 6, 7:00 PM

Within This Dust
Scottish dance company Shaper/Caper performs three live dance works inspired by the iconic 9/11 pictures by Associated Press photographer Richard Drew, followed by a conversation with artisic director Thomas Small.
FRIDAY, APR. 21, 7:00 PM

On Faith and Friendship in an Age of Extremism
Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, and Samar Kaukab, executive director of Arete at the University of Chicago, discuss the relationship between foreign policy and American democracy.
WEDNESDAY, APR. 26, 7:00 PM

The Horse Soldiers
Former special forces commanders Maj. Mark Nutsch and retired Master Sgt. Scott Neil discuss their unconventional warfare missions atop horseback in the first days after 9/11.
TUESDAY, MAY 2, 7:00 PM

When The Towers Fell
A special presentation of Galway Kinnell’s poem, “When the Towers Fell,” by Stuyvesant High School’s Poetry Workshop, will be followed by curated readings and a conversation with Alice Quinn, the executive director of Poetry Society of America.
TUESDAY, MAY 16, 7:00 PM

Terror and Memory in Norway: The July 22 Attacks
On July 22, 2011, 77 Norwegians, most of them teenagers, were murdered by a single terrorist in Oslo and on nearby Utøya island. Historian Tor Einar Fagerland and architect Atle Aas discuss the work of creating two memorial sites that commemorate this national tragedy.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 7:00 PM