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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Confronting Hate

    Emmy Award–winning documentarian Deeyah Khan has long explored how people are drawn to extremist ideologies.

    Thursday, May 16, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Providing for the Common Defense

    After the election of a new president, Congress appoints a bipartisan commission to examine the nation’s defense strategy and military readiness. The most recent review found that the security of the...

    Monday, March 18, 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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  • New York Stories: Sonia Sotomayor

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor reflects on the impact of the 9/11 attacks on American society from her unique vantagepoint as a native New Yorker who watched as her city and neighborhood...

    Friday, March 8, 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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  • 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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  • VICE on HBO: After the Fall

    VICE correspondent Isobel Yeung discusses her recent reporting from conflict zones in the Middle East.

    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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  • Skywalkers

    In association with the exhibition Skywalkers, artist Melissa Cacciola, Kahnawake Council Chief Lindsay LeBorgne and Local 40 Business Manager Robert Walsh discuss Cacciola’s photographs and the...

    Thursday, December 13, 2018
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  • New York Stories: Howard Milstein

    Howard Milstein, co-chairman, president, and CEO of Emigrant Savings Bank, shares how he and others responded to the events of 9/11, from providing immediate relief to New Yorkers across the city to...

    Thursday, December 6, 2018
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  • Sports, Politics, and Patriotism

    Sports columnist Howard Bryant, author of The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism, and USA Today columnist and CNN and ABC News commentator Christine Brennan di...

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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  • Africa and the Expanding Front of Violent Extremism

    Dr. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, executive director of Quilliam in North America and assistant professor in the Citadel’s Department of Intelligence and Security Studies, and Katherine Zimmerman, research...

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
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  • America’s Cybersecurity Problem

    Avril D. Haines, a senior research scholar at Columbia University and former deputy national security advisor to President Obama and CIA deputy director, shares her thoughts on the state of U.S....

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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