Al-Qaeda Today

  • November 19, 2019
  • 7 to 8:30 P.M.
  • Auditorium
Mark Stout, who advised the Museum in the creation of the exhibition, speaks onstage at the Museum Auditorium as three people—al-Qaeda experts Peter Bergen, Bruce Hoffman and Mary E. Galligan—sit to his right looking on. Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs, sits to the left of Stout holding a clipboard. Audience members are silhouetted in the foreground.
Photo by Monika Graff

Eight years after the killing of Osama bin Laden, the State Department recently declared al-Qaeda to be as great a threat to the United States as it has ever been. At the same time, the administration has confirmed that Hamza bin Laden, a potential successor to his father, was killed in an airstrike, and recent intelligence suggests that al-Qaeda’s current leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, may have serious health complications. As a complement to the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s special exhibition Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden, al-Qaeda experts Peter Bergen, Bruce Hoffman, Mary E. Galligan, and Mark Stout, who advised the Museum in the creation of the exhibition, discuss the future of this terrorist group and the wider jihadist movement.

 

Photos

  • Al-Qaeda experts Peter Bergen holds out both hands and looks down in contemplation as he speaks onstage at the Museum Auditorium. Two other al-Qaeda experts, Bruce Hoffman and Mary E. Galligan, sit to his left as they listen to him speak. Mark Stout, who advised the Museum in the creation of the exhibition, is in the foreground, slightly blurred by the camera focus.
  • This wide-angle photo of the Museum Auditorium stage shows five people seated as they take part in a public program. Al-Qaeda expert Mary E. Galligan, sitting second from the left, speaks as the other attendants listen on. Al-Qaeda expert Peter Bergen sits to her right. Three other men are seated to her left—al-Qaeda expert Bruce Hoffman, Museum advisor Mark Stout, and Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs. About a dozen audience members watch on in the foregr
  • This close-up photo shows four men and one woman speaking onstage at the Museum Auditorium during a public program. Al-Qaeda expert Mary E. Galligan speaks while looking out at the audience, who are not visible. She is holding a piece of paper in her hands. Al-Qaeda experts Peter Bergen and Mark Stout are to her left and right, respectively. Museum advisor Mark Stout and Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs, are seated to her left as well. Chanin is somewhat
Photos by Monika Graff

Videos

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FULL PROGRAM
HIGHLIGHT CLIP

Other Resources

  • Transcript
  • Blog Post: Experts Will Discuss Current Status of Al-Qaeda in Public Program at the 9/11 Memorial Museum
  • Exhibition: Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden

Through the inaugural 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by Fiserv, public programs in 2019 were made possible by Accenture, ADP, AT&T, BlackRock, Deloitte, GNYHA Ventures, Inc., Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo Foundation, and UL LLC.

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