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Upcoming Public Programs

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s public programs explore a range of topics reflecting on the ongoing impacts and continued resonance of the attacks, their historical context, and their aftermath.


30 Years Later: The 1993 Bombing and Operation Tradebom

Monday, February 27, 6 p.m.

On February 26, 1993, terrorists detonated a van loaded with explosives in the parking garage of the World Trade Center. The attack killed six people, including a pregnant woman, and injured thousands. At the time, this was the largest improvised explosive device ever ignited on American soil. To mark 30 years since the attack, Marc Smerling, Emmy-winning producer and creator of the new Apple Original podcast, Operation: Tradebom, is joined by three individuals featured in the program: former FBI Agents John Anticev and Frank Pellegrino, and former NYPD officer Cory Cuneo. Together, in conversation with Museum Director Clifford Chanin, they recount responding to the attack; discuss Tradebom, the FBI’s investigation into the bombing; and reflect on how the first attempt to bring down the Twin Towers changed our world.  

The Bin Laden Papers

Wednesday, March 15, 6 p.m.

The U.S. Navy SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden in his compound in Pakistan also gathered valuable intelligence on al-Qaeda. In her recently published book, The Bin Laden Papers: How the Abbottabad Raid Revealed the Truth about al-Qaeda, Its Leader and His Family, Nelly Lahoud, a senior fellow in New America’s International Security program, distills the content of nearly 6,000 pages of Arabic language private communications that were recovered during the raid. In conversation with Museum Director, Clifford Chanin, Lahoud reveals al-Qaeda’s closely guarded plans and ambitions and provides additional insight about its role in international terrorism.  

Through the fifth annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by Fiserv, public programs in 2023 are made possible by Bloomberg, as well as Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., Morgan Stanley, and Underwriter Laboratories Inc.