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Upcoming Public Programs

As we observe the milestone 20th anniversary of September 11, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s public programs will explore a range of topics reflecting on the ongoing impacts and continued resonance of the attacks, their historical context, and their aftermath.

While onsite Museum programming remains temporarily suspended, we are pleased to extend When the World Changes, a digital conversation series dedicated to offering insight, empathy, and expertise toward past and present challenges by drawing on lessons learned from 9/11 history: how strength was expressed in a time of sorrow, how unimaginable problems were solved, and how tragedy and adversity were met with resilience and hope.

9/11 and America’s Standing in the World

Tuesday, December 7,  3:00 p.m. ET

The events of 9/11 profoundly transformed how the United States engages with the rest of the world. Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton was at the forefront of that transformation, first as a senator from New York (2001-2009) and then as secretary of state (2009-2013) in the Obama administration. In this conversation with 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s Executive Vice President and Deputy Director for Museum Programs Clifford Chanin, Secretary Clinton reflects upon the attacks, the power and limitations of diplomacy in the ensuing two decades, and what the future might hold for American foreign policy.

9/11 and the Golden Age of Conspiracy Theories

Tuesday, December 14,  2:00 p.m. ET

The 9/11 attacks gave rise to numerous, and often conflicting, conspiracy theories. Catalyzed by the early internet, these theories spread widely, sowing distrust, and offering a harbinger of today’s political and cultural landscape. Elise Wang, assistant professor for the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics at California State University, Fullerton, and Stephen Andrews, managing editor of the Journal of American History and adjunct professor for the Department of History at Indiana University, reflect on how 9/11 conspiracy theories tie into a broader historical context and have paved the way for our current culture marked by distrust, suspicion, and mis- and disinformation.

Visit to attend these live, online events. Live captioning will be provided.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is committed to accommodating visitors with disabilities. If you need accommodations, please contact for more information.

Through the fourth annual 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by Fiserv, public programs in 2021 are made possible by Bloomberg, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, IronNet, Marsh McLennan, Roger W. Ferguson, Greater New York Hospital Association, Montefiore Medicine, and Morgan Stanley.