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Posted: March 29th, 2010
National September 11 Memorial and Museum

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The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is the not-for-profit corporation created to oversee the design, raise the funds, and program and operate the Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center site. The Memorial & Museum will be located on eight of the 16 acres of the site.

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum today announced the upcoming debut of “9/11, Today and Tomorrow,” a dynamic new public program exploring issues relevant to 9/11 and its continuing impact on the world in which we live. Speakers will cover topics including challenges of post-9/11 security, the trial of 2001 attack mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other current subjects related to the ongoing implications of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Each of the first four events will be filmed in HD for THIRTEEN Forum and available the following week for streaming or podcasting (in both video and audio-only).

Event Schedule for “9/11, Today and Tomorrow.”

Sharing our Humanity through Shared 9/11 Remembrances – Wednesday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.
Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps—a national initiative documenting stories of everyday Americans—has received numerous broadcasting honors including five Peabody Awards for his work. He is the author of four books including New York Times bestseller “Listening Is an Act of Love.” Isay will discuss the StoryCorps September 11th Initiative, and he’ll feature a selection of intimate and personal recordings related to the events of 9/11.  Watch now.

9/11 and Trials of Terror – Wednesday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.
A panel will offer a dialogue with multiple perspectives on a complex subject – trying terror suspects in civilian courts and military tribunals, with a discussion regarding the Khalid Sheikh Mohammed trial. Panelists include Karen Greenberg, the executive director New York University’s Center on Law and Security, and Dennis Farrell, a nationally recognized security expert with more than three decades in law enforcement, and New York State Supreme Court Judge Edward McCarty, an expert in military tribunals.  Watch now.

Understanding the Enemy: Counterterrorism and al Qaeda – Wednesday, May 19, 6:30 p.m.
As the FBI program manager and instructor at West Point’s Combating Terrorism Center, Bill Braniff conducts cutting-edge research in counterterrorism and trains law enforcement on how to “understand the enemy.” Braniff’s expertise helps officials to battle terrorism with a fresh perspective and greater understanding of Islamic ideology.  Watch now.

Escaping the Taliban – Wednesday, June 23, 6:30 p.m.
David Rohde
, a two-time Pulitzer prize winning reporter for The New York Times, has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq and other countries. From November 2008 to June 2009, he was held captive by the Taliban before escaping. He is the co-author of the forthcoming book “A Rope and A Prayer: The Story of A Kidnapping.” A five-part series that Rohde wrote on his captivity and escape for The New York Times was recently awarded the 2009 George Polk Award for foreign reporting.

These events are free, but with limited capacity.  For more information click here, or stay up to date with The Memo Blog.

To see more THIRTEEN coverage of 9/11, visit the New York Voices collection Remembering 9-11.


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