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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  • Forensic Science in the Wake of Mass Atrocity

    Panelists discuss the still unfinished work of the New York City OCME in identifying the remains of those killed at the World Trade Center. 

    Wednesday, September 27, 2023
    6:00 PM
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  • 25 Years Later: The 1998 US Embassy Bombings and the FBI’s Investigation

    Retired FBI agents Mary E. Galligan and John Liguori reflect on the 1998 US Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

    Wednesday, September 13, 2023
    6:00 PM
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  • Fresh Kills: The Inside Story of the Recovery Operation after 9/11

    Richard Marx (FBI), Martin Bellew (DSNY), and Roger Parrino (NYPD) discuss the complexities of the recovery efforts at Staten Island's Fresh Kills.

    Monday, May 15, 2023
    6:00 p.m.
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  • Lessons from the Edge

    Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, discusses her new book, diplomacy, and the future of the Ukraine conflict.

    Wednesday, May 10, 2023
    6:00 p.m.
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  • Turkey at a Crossroads: The 2023 Earthquake, Election, and Centennial

    Soli Özel, professor of International Relations at Kadir Has University, speaks about recent and rapidly unfolding events in Turkey.

    Wednesday, April 19, 2023
    6:00 p.m.
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  • The Bin Laden Papers

    Nelly Lahoud discusses her new book, distilling 6,000 pages of Arabic language communications recovered during the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden's compound.

    Wednesday, March 15, 2023
    6:00 p.m.
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  • 30 Years Later: The 1993 Bombing and Operation Tradebom

    Marc Smerling, producer of the podcast "Operation: Tradebom," and guests involved with the FBI investigation into the first attack on the World Trade Center.

    Monday, February 27, 2023
    6:00 p.m.
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  • Generation Disaster

    A mental health expert, a film director, and a student who attended school just north of the World Trade Center discuss the impact of collective trauma. 

    Wednesday, December 14, 2022
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  • Assessing the Threat: Counterterrorism 21 Years After 9/11

    Experts explore evolving threats and the current state of national security and what lies ahead.


    Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    Summit on Security
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  • Invisible Victims: 9/11 and Undocumented Immigrants

    Our panel highlights the stories of undocumented immigrants who died on 9/11, while discussing the legal process behind proving their existence.

    Thursday, October 20, 2022
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  • Rebuilding After 9/11: How the FDNY Was Forever Changed

    Former FDNY Fire Commissioners reflect on the impact of 9/11 on the FDNY.

    Thursday, September 29, 2022
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  • Never Again or Not on Our Watch? Memorial Museums and the Challenge of Current Events

    Should memorial museums remain solely focused on their subject matter or should they use their moral authority to address contemporary tragedies? 

    Monday, June 13, 2022
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  • 20 Years Later: Advocacy and Activism

    Members of the 9/11 community share personal recollections of the attack and their aftermath.

    Thursday, May 26, 2022
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  • 9/11 and America's Standing in the World

    Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks about the ways in which 9/11 affected the relationship between the United States and the rest of the world. 

    Thursday, April 7, 2022
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  • 9/11 & the Golden Age of Conspiracy Theories

    Join us for this special event exploring the relationship between the attacks and the rise of conspiracy theories. 

    Wednesday, December 14, 2021
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  • Meeting the Challenge: Threats From Abroad and at Home

    A special event delving into the ways September 11 impacted our handling of terrorism and terrorist threats. 

    Tuesday, November 9, 2021
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  • Reporting on 9/11 and Why It Still Matters

    The documentary film Reporting 9/11 and Why It Still Matters and its companion series Women Journalists of 9/11: Their Stories explore the challenges of reporting on the attacks and reveal how they...

    Tuesday, October 14, 2021
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  • The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden

    In his new book, New York Times bestselling author and CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen delivers the definitive biography of the founder of al-Qaeda and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks...

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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  • The End of the Long War in Afghanistan

    The post-9/11 invasion of Afghanistan became the longest war in American history. Now with the total drawdown of American troops after nearly 20 years, the Taliban has retaken control of the country.

    Monday, August 30, 2021
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  • Seeking Justice: The 9/11 Community and the Lawsuit Against Saudi Arabia

    Since the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) became law in 2016, members of the 9/11 community have been engaged in a legal struggle to determine whether the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was...

    Thursday, August 26, 2021
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