Three men and a woman take part in a moderated discussion on stage at the Museum. The woman is speaking, second from the left, as the three men listen. The black silhouettes of audience members are in the foreground.
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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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  • Only Plane in the Sky

    Journalist and historian Garrett Graff recounts the harrowing story of 9/11 in Only Plane in the Sky, a comprehensive, minute-by-minute account of the attacks.

    Thursday, September 19, 2019
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  • Essential Intelligence: The CIA’s Response to 9/11

    Former senior leaders of the CIA, including two former acting directors, discuss how 9/11 ushered in a new era of intelligence work.

    Thursday, September 26, 2019
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  • American Diplomacy in a Post-9/11 Era

    Ronald E. Neumann of the American Academy of Diplomacy, Gérard Araud, former Ambassador of France to the United States, and Peter Ammon, former Ambassador of Germany to the United States discuss the...

    Monday, October 7, 2019
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  • Playing for Peace: Music by Karim Wasfi

    Celebrated cellist Karim Wasfi performs a site-specific musical composition for those affected by the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 9/11 attacks. 

    Thursday, October 17, 2019
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  • ISIS without the Caliphate: What Happens Now?

    The so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria is no more, but ISIS remains active. Graeme Wood of The Atlantic and Devorah Margolin of George Washington University’s Program on Extremism discuss what the...

    Tuesday, October 29, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What Lies Ahead for Saudi Arabia?

    American Enterprise Institute scholar Karen E. Young and journalist Hassan Hassan unpack Saudi Arabia’s current sociopolitical and economic climate.

    Thursday, February 21, 2019
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  • When Is It Okay? Restarting Sports After 9/11

    Mike Greenberg, longtime SportsCenter anchor and current host of ESPN’s "Get Up!”, discusses how league commissioners led the charge in supporting a reeling nation in a post-9/11 world with NBA...

    Thursday, February 28, 2019
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  • How We Win

    In her book How We WinFarah Pandith makes the case that we have the resources and expertise but need a better strategy to stop the spread of extremism into local communities.

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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  • How Safe Are We? Homeland Security Since 9/11

    Former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano discusses her new book, How Safe Are We?: Homeland Security Since 9/11, and offers insights into the department.

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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  • NATO at 70: Does the Alliance Have a Future?

    Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO R. Nicholas Burns and former Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow discuss the current state of NATO.

    Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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  • Bernie Williams: Remembering the 2001 World Series

    Former Yankees player Bernie Williams discusses the series, recounts President Bush’s famous first pitch, and reflects on what it meant for the Yankees to become “America’s Team.”

    Thursday, April 4, 2019
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  • The ISIS Files

    New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi and Lorenzo Vidino, director of the George Washington University Program on Extremism, discuss “The ISIS Files,” a collection of 15,000 pages of...

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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  • Fall and Rise

    Former Boston Globe reporter Mitchell Zuckoff discusses his experience reporting on 9/11 and the process of writing Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11, which drew inspiration from the 9/11 Memorial...

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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  • Holding Back the Hudson

    Remnants of the original World Trade Center are embedded throughout the 9/11 Memorial Museum. This is seen most visibly in the Slurry Wall, a retaining wall built in the late 1960s to hold back the...

    Monday, May 6, 2019
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