Two women sit on stage during a public program in the Museum auditorium. Blue light fills the wall behind the stage.
Photo by Monika Graff

Upcoming 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.

Programs are free unless otherwise specified. Reservations are required. 

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

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 E. 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 current efforts to find a settlement that will allow the U.S. to withdraw from Afghanistan, including U.S. and Afghan 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 from 2009–2017 and discusses his role in bringing senior al-Qaeda officials to justice.

Past Public Programs

Explore past programs and learn more about the continuing impact of 9/11 on the world today.

Frequently Asked Questions

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