Past Public Programs

Welcome to the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s Public Programs Archive, where you can explore past programs and learn more about the continuing impact of 9/11 on the world today.

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  • The Abbottabad Papers

    Nelly Lahoud, a senior fellow in New America’s International Security program, who has read all the documents seized during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, discusses her...

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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  • The Rise of Global Jihad

    Thomas Hegghammer, a senior research fellow at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, discusses the early history and ideology of al-Qaeda.

    Monday, February 8, 2021
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  • Al-Qaeda’s Next Leader?

    Ali Soufan, former FBI special agent and now chairman and chief executive officer of The Soufan Group, shares what is known about Saif al-`Adl and discusses the future of al-Qaeda.

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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  • 20 Years Later: The Destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas

    In March 2001, the Taliban ordered and directed the demolition of two treasured symbols of Afghanistan’s pre-Islamic heritage: the Bamiyan Buddhas. Twenty years later, Dr. Morwari Zafar, an...

    Tuesday, March 2, 2021
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  • The Domestic Terrorist Threat

    In the aftermath of the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Asha Rangappa, former FBI special agent and now senior lecturer on national security law at Yale University, and Greg Ehrie, 22-year...

    Thursday, February 18, 2:30 p.m.
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  • The Long War in Afghanistan: How Does it End?

    Ambassador Richard Olson, former U.S. State Department diplomat and now a senior advisor at the United States Institute of Peace, discusses the profound challenges and opportunities in the ongoing...

    Thursday, December 17, 2020
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  • Are We Safer?

    In recent years, the number of foreign terrorist attacks against the United States has decreased. Given this, Jeh Johnson, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and 9/11...

    Monday, November 9, 2020
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  • In Pursuit of Justice: Integrating Intelligence

    Fran Moore, Director for Intelligence (now Analysis) at the Central Intelligence Agency (2010–2014) discusses how collaboration within the intelligence community, and with the armed forces, helped...

    Monday, October 26, 2020
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  • Homeland Security in a Time of Crisis

    Jeh Johnson, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2013–2017), discusses his perspectives on crisis management in extreme circumstances and the role intelligence plays in the...

    Friday, June 19, 2020
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  • No Ordinary Dog

    In his new book, No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid, Will Chesney shares his story of working alongside military working dog Cairo as a member of SEAL Team Six and...

    Monday, June 8, 2020
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  • Rescue and Recovery

    To mark the Museum’s annual commemoration of the end of the nine-month rescue and recovery effort at Ground Zero, Dr. Kerry Kelly, former chief medical officer for the FDNY (1994–2018), speaks about...

    Friday, May 29, 2020
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  • Nine Years Later: Finding Osama Bin Laden

    A decade of hard-fought teamwork culminated in Operation Neptune Spear, the raid on the Abbottabad compound which brought Osama bin Laden to justice. On the ninth anniversary of the raid, Robert...

    Friday, May 1, 2020
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  • New York Stories: Danny Meyer

    Celebrated restaurateur Danny Meyer shares his own 9/11 experience as a midtown resident and business owner. He reflects on a post-9/11 industry-wide initiative to breathe life back into New York City...

    Thursday, March 5, 2020
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  • Prosecuting Domestic Terrorists

    Mary McCord of the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection and Seamus Hughes of George Washington University’s Program on Extremism discuss what constitutes “domestic terrorism” and the...

    Thursday, February 20, 2020
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  • A Woman’s Place: U.S. Counterterrorism Since 9/11

    Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation Joana Cook discusses her new book, A Woman's Place: U.S. Counterterrorism Since 9/11, which explores the significant...

    Monday, February 10, 2020
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  • K-9 Courage Family Day

    A family-friendly K-9 festival celebrates the opening of the K-9 Courage special exhibition and honors the work of canine responders. 

    Saturday, February 1, 2020
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  • New York Stories: Preet Bharara

    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.

    Thursday, December 12, 2019
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  • The Targeter: How to Hunt Terrorists

    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.

    Monday, November 25, 2019
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  • Al-Qaeda Today

    To complement the 9/11 Museum's special exhibition Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden, al-Qaeda experts Peter Bergen, Bruce Hoffman, Mary E. Galligan, and Mark Stout discuss the future of the terrorist...

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019
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  • Combating Terrorist Content: The Social Media Challenge

    David Tessler of Facebook and Joan Donovan of the Harvard Kennedy School discuss the challenges that social media platforms face in countering violent extremism.

    Tuesday, November 5, 2019
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