20 Years After 9/11: A Selection of Webinars

As the U.S. approaches the 20 year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the lasting impacts of that day are still evident two decades later; from changes in government policy and first responder training to building construction safety standards. As the event that marked the beginning of the war on terror, 9/11 forever altered international security and the nature of global warfare.

To commemorate 9/11, the HSDL has selected upcoming webinars from various research centers and think tanks, highlighting personal memories as well as global repercussions. Among these webinars is a seminar from the National Maritime Historical Society titled Remembering the 9/11 Boatlift: The Largest Water Evacuation in American History. This event is a tribute to the maritime efforts that successfully evacuated more than 500,000 civilians in just 9 hours- a rescue effort coordinated by the New York City Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard. It will begin with a screening of the short documentary film Boatlift: An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience narrated by Tom Hanks and will continue with a panel discussion.

To examine the lasting impact of 9/11 globally, the Wilson Center will host a virtual event with a regional focus on the Middle East, South Asia, and Europe. Global Impact of 9/11: Twenty Years On will feature a discussion with experts on the legacy of 9/11 with regard to regional instability, jihadism, politics, and U.S. global leadership.

Related webinars include:


For 9/11 discussions not requiring registration, HSDL has added the following Podcasts:

For more information, check out the Featured Topic on HSDL related to September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks. Please note an HSDL login is required to view some of these resources.

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