Upcoming Public Programs

While the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is temporarily closed, 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.

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

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. This page will be updated with new program details as they are announced.

No Ordinary Dog

Monday, June 8, 3:00 p.m. ET

After U.S. Navy SEALs raided Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound in May 2011, only one of their names was immediately made public: Cairo, a Belgian Malinois and military working dog. As told in his new book, No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid, Cairo’s handler Will Chesney shares his story of working alongside Cairo as a member of U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six, and the emotional bond that formed between them, both in the field and at home. Live captioning will be provided for this program.

Homeland Security in a Time of Crisis

Friday, June 19, 12:30 p.m. ET 

Jeh Johnson, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2013–2017), discusses his perspectives on crisis management in extreme circumstances and the role intelligence plays in the nation’s ability to respond to homeland security threats, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. As the former General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense (2009–2012), Johnson also reflects on creating the legal framework for counterterrorism missions, including the 2011 Abbottabad compound raid that killed Osama bin Laden. Live captioning will be provided for this program.

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 access@911memorial.org for more information.