Visiting Scholar

Ed Johnson presents at domestic and international policy forums, cultural exchanges, conferences and issue symposia ​read more

Classic Politics

Provides a thought provoking series of seminars, courses and events that examine the role and impact of politics in society  read more

Live From The Coffee Shop


Offers a unique perspective of political musings, opinion and commentary, from a community perspective, on regional, national and international interests and issues of the day.

Classic Politics is a Trademark of Ed JohnsonAP

Classic Politics


Classic Politics - A project of Ed JohnsonAP - provides a thought provoking series of seminars, courses and events that examine the role and impact of politics in society. Focus is placed on dialogue, examination & discovery of the culture, history and social implications derived from Aristotle's original assertion that "Man Is By Nature A Political Animal."

Live From The Coffee Shop offers a unique perspective of political musings, opinion and commentary, from a community perspective, on regional, national and international interests and issues of the day. Beginning September 2019 welcome to the Live From The Coffee Shop: "What Had Happened Was" Presidential Election Series. The first Monday of each month will feature a flashback to the Live From The Coffee Shop 2016 Presidential Election Series featuring monthly commentary published the same month 4 years ago. Does "what had happened" provide any indication of "what will be"? Follow the trail, compare and find out the answer to that age old question...Does History Repeat Itself?Visit the Live From The Coffee Shop archive news catalog featuring commentary from the 2016 Presidential and the 2017 NJ Gubernatorial election seasons.​


People, Politics & Perspectives Lecture Series provides lectures and interactive study programs that focus on community building, local economic ecosystems and the social-political factors that influence the growth and development of the communities of The Jersey Shore.  


Lights! Camera! Politics! Film Series Goes Global!  LIGHTS! CAMERA! POLITICS! FILM SERIES IS GOING GLOBAL!
In December 2019, the series concluded its first Saturday afternoons of the month run for nine seasons at the Historic Stephen Crane House in Asbury Park .

​Stay tuned as The Lights! Camera! Politics! Film Series transforms to the global arena! In 2020, look for special performance sessions at international universities, performing arts venues and political forums providing a unique examination of politics through the experience of classic film.


Previously Featured Themes:


  • Season #1 Fall 2015 Inaugural Season - Society, Politics and the Social Conscience
  • Season #2 Spring 2016 - The Hollywood Blacklist
  • ​Season #3 Fall 2016 - The Presidential Election Scandal Series
  • ​Season #4 Spring 2017 - The City Never Sleeps
  • ​Season #5 Fall 2017 - The Revolution: People, Power & Politics
  • ​Season #6 Spring 2018 - EMPOWERMENT!
  • ​Season #7 Fall 2018 - New Frontiers
  • Season #8 Spring 2019 - $ Changes Everything
  • Season #9 Fall 2019 - "Tales of Espionage"


Lights! Camera! Politics! Film Series


Stay tuned as The Lights! Camera! Politics! Film Series transforms to international venues bring unique themes and classic works to the Global Area.

Local 2 Global

Ed JohnsonAP International develops Local 2 Global Initiatives that connects people and communities around the world read more