The Complications of Telling the Story of 9/11, By Clifford Chanin
Clifford Chanin, Executive Vice-president and Deputy Director for Museum Programs at the 9/11 Memorial Museum
Thu, 2/3 · 12:00 pm—1:00 pm · Zoom
Institute for Transregional Studies (TRI)
Memorializing an event of mass violence is increasingly seen as an important element of social resilience in the aftermath of an attack. Yet finding a narrative that balances the imperatives of memory and history poses a dilemma for memorial planners around the world. The 9/11 Memorial Museum faced that challenge publicly, in a global context where elements of the 9/11 story have driven policy-making for 20 years.