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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.


A Conversation with DNI Avril Haines and Secretary Jeh Charles Johnson

Thursday, February 29
6:00 pm

The national security challenges facing the United States continue to evolve and expand. To help us understand how the United States intelligence community is meeting these challenges, we are joined by Director of National Intelligence, Avril Haines. In conversation with former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary and 9/11 Memorial & Museum Trustee, Jeh Charles Johnson, she will discuss today’s evolving threats, how the U.S. government is adapting to this complexity, and what lies ahead.

God, Guns, and Sedition: Far-Right Terrorism in America

Wednesday, March 6
6:00 pm

Acts of terrorism tied to far-right extremists have increased dramatically in recent years. These attacks, “neither novel nor unprecedented,” are the latest flashpoints in the decades-long rise of far-right terrorism in the United States. In their book "God, Guns, and Sedition: Far-Right Terrorism in America," experts Bruce Hoffman and Jacob Ware trace the trajectory of this violent ideology, highlight its tactics, and outline the dangers it poses to our national security. In conversation with Museum Director Clifford Chanin, Hoffman and Ware share their analysis, offer historical context, and provide recommendations of how to address this continued threat.

Intersections: Comedy After 9/11

Thursday, March 21
6:00 pm

Carmen Lynch and Cris Italia are mainstays of the New York City comedy scene. Lynch is a comedian, actress, and writer. Italia, a former volunteer EMT, is co-owner of The Stand, one of Manhattan's top comedy clubs. On 9/11, Lynch was working in lower Manhattan and Italia responded to the attacks. Together in conversation with Noah Rauch, Senior Vice President of Education & Public Programs, they reflect on 9/11, how it changed the trajectory of their careers, and the role of comedy in the aftermath of tragedy. Registration information coming soon. 

2023 Public Program Highlight Reel

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The 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s programs are made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.