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

While onsite Museum programming is temporarily cancelled, we are pleased to present When the World Changes, a new, digital conversation series that seeks to explore the impact and resonance of 9/11 through our current crisis.

As an institution dedicated to understanding how strength was expressed in a time of sorrow, how unimaginable problems were solved, how resilience and hope grew out of tragedy, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is uniquely placed to offer insight, empathy, and expertise towards our past and present challenges. 

The Long War in Afghanistan: How Does it End?

Thursday, December 17, 3:00 p.m. ET

The War in Afghanistan is the longest war in American history. After 19 years, negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government seek a settlement that would allow the United States to completely withdraw. 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 diplomatic efforts, in light of the start of American troop withdrawals.

Through the second annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by Fiserv, public programs in 2020 are made possible by the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, Craig Newmark, founder, craigslist & Craig Newmark Philanthropies, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lockheed Martin Corporation, SOS Security, and Verizon.

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