In acknowledgment of his prolific and high quality research record, UNC Charlotte faculty member Xingjian Liu has received the 2014 Emerging Scholar Award from the Regional Development and Planning Specialty Group (RDPSG) of the Association of American Geographers.
The RDPSG Scholar Award is presented to early-to-mid career scholars who show potential for distinguished scholarship in development, planning and / or policy issues though applied or theoretical research in these areas, and / or impacted the field through mentorship / teaching.
Liu is an assistant professor of urban economic geography in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences. He is also a Research Fellow within the Globalization and World Cities (GaWC) research network, and helps run The Beijing City Lab (BCL) – a virtual research network dedicated to studying China’s capital Beijing.
The Office of International Programs is sponsoring a screening of Without a Fight by Rye Barcott, Co-founder of Carolina for Kibera, on April 23 at 7:00 PM at UNC Charlotte's Center City building.
Without a Fight is a feature length documentary film that explores how soccer can facilitate social change in Kibera, one of Africa’s largest informal settlements. A reception will follow. Click here for more information.