The Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT) Program is pleased to announce that Dr. Jonathan London, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis, will be presenting, “Spinning Community – University Partnerships.”

Community-university partnerships have been shown to produce significant value for both sets of partners, providing reciprocal learning opportunities, (re)building of bonds of trust, and creating unique venues to formulate and apply research that responds to community interests and informs collaborative solutions to community problems. For such partnerships to be mutually empowering, certain design characteristics are necessary, including respect for different modes and expressions of knowledge, capacity-building for all parties, and an environment that promotes honest and constructive dialogue about inevitable tensions associated with the interplay of knowledge and power.

The seminar will be held in 431 Stearns Center on Northeastern's campus. We will also be hosting this as a webinar - if you are interested in joining online, please contact Melanie Smith at


Sponsoring Organization            

PROTECT at Northeastern University