Two Decades On: The 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Join us at 8:15 AM ET for a half-day public discussion to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of 9/11. We will examine the last twenty years of U.S. foreign policy and the implications of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, hear reflections on the 9/11 Commission, share policy recommendations for the future, and more.

 

Speakers include: former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, MOBY Group Co-Founder and Chairman Saad Mohseni, former Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission Philip Zelikow, former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute, Wilson Center President Emerita Jane Harman, Taliban and Descent Into Chaos Author Ahmed Rashid, former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and North African Affairs Anne Patterson, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq Ryan Crocker, and more.

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Event Agenda

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

9:00 - 9:45 AM ET

Speaker: Lawrence Wright, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Moderator: Nick Schifrin, Foreign Affairs and Defense Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

9:45 - 11:00 AM ET

Speaker: Ryan Crocker, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq

Speaker: P. Michael McKinley, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan

Speaker: Anne Patterson, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and North African Affairs

Speaker: Ahmed Rashid, Author, Descent Into Chaos and Taliban

Moderator: Kelly O'Donnell, White House Correspondent, NBC News

11:15 - 11:45 AM ET

Speaker: Philip Zelikow, former Executive Director, the 9/11 Commission

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM ET

Speaker: Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense

Moderator: Anja Manuel, Director, Aspen Strategy Group

12:30 - 1:15 PM ET

Speaker: Jane Harman, Distinguished Fellow and President Emerita, the Wilson Center

Speaker: Jane Holl Lute, former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

Speaker: Frances Townsend, former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

Moderator: Susan Glasser, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

11:00 - 11:15 AM ET

Speaker: Saad Mohseni, Chairman and Co-Founder, MOBY Group

Moderator: Niamh King, Deputy Director, Aspen Strategy Group

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Speaker: Lawrence Wright, Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Moderator: Nick Schifrin, Foreign Affairs and Defense Correspondent, PBS NewsHour

Speaker: Ryan Crocker, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq

Speaker: P. Michael McKinley, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan

Speaker: Anne Patterson, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and North African Affairs

Speaker: Ahmed Rashid, Author, Descent Into Chaos and Taliban

Moderator: Kelly O'Donnell, White House Correspondent, NBC News

Speaker: Saad Mohseni, Chairman and Co-Founder, MOBY Group

Moderator: Niamh King, Deputy Director, Aspen Strategy Group

Speaker: Philip Zelikow, former Executive Director, the 9/11 Commission

Speaker: Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense

Moderator: Anja Manuel, Director, Aspen Strategy Group

Speaker: Jane Harman, Distinguished Fellow and President Emerita, the Wilson Center

Speaker: Jane Holl Lute, former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

Speaker: Frances Townsend, former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism

Moderator: Susan Glasser, Staff Writer, The New Yorker