Science Fiction TV Dinner: Occupied



The Norwegian thriller Occupied masterfully blends the Machiavellian ruthlessness and icy visual style of House of Cards with the existential threat of climate change. Masterminded by world-renowned crime novelist Jo Nesbø, the series depicts climate chaos and political turmoil in the near future, with the election of a green Prime Minister in Norway igniting a global conflict with the European Union and an aggressive, underhanded Russia.

Join us for a screening and conversation with Paul Hirt, environmental historian and professor at ASU’s School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, and Matt Bell, award-winning author of novels (Scrapper; In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods) and short stories (A Tree or a Person or a Wall; Cataclysm Baby) and director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing.
We’ll have dinner available for the first 150 guests.

Location: Need help finding the Marston Exploration Theater? Here’s a map.

Parking: Parking can be challenging on ASU’s Tempe campus. We recommend that you use the Metro Light Rail to travel to the event, disembarking at the University Drive and Rural Road station. You can also use the Valley Metro bus system. If you’d like to explore options for visitor parking on campus, please visit the ASU Parking and Transit website.

Seating: Seating is first come, first served, and your RSVP does not guarantee a seat. So please arrive early, or at least on time!