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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  • Understanding Urban Warfare

    Col. Liam Collins (ret.), co-author of "Understanding Urban Warfare," addresses the challenges of military operations in densely populated areas.

    Wednesday, December 13, 2023
    5 p.m.
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  • The Life and Legacy of Al-Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

    Dr. Sajjan Gohel details the life of Ayman al-Zawahiri, who succeeded Osama bin Laden as head of al-Qaeda in 2011. 

    Wednesday, November 15, 2023
    6 p.m.
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  • A Conversation with Admiral William H. McRaven

    Admiral William H. McRaven, USN (Ret.), former commander of US Special Operations Command, addresses the situation in the Middle East. Online only.

    Monday, October 30, 2023
    6:30 p.m. ET
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  • All Available Boats

    Delve into the maritime response to 9/11, which ultimately became the largest waterborne evacuation in American history.

    Monday, October 23, 2023
    6:00 p.m.
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  • Intersections: Marking Fifty Years of Hip Hop & the WTC

    Marking the 1973 milestones, the dedication of the World Trade Center and the birth of Hip Hop, with Dr. MC Debbie D, Chuck Creekmur, and Rocky Bucano.

    Thursday, October 12, 2023
    6:00 p.m.
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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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