Ed JohnsonAP


Local 2 Global

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

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

CUBA Cultural Exchange  2015


The Cultural Exchange Program connected the people and communities of The Jersey Shore and Havana, Cuba. The focus was culture, music and education centering on the 21 Festival Internacional Jazz Plaza La Habana featuring both local and international artists.

​Listen to the sounds of Cuba

The Delta Programme Study 2013


The Business-Cultural Exchange Mission to The Netherlands provided the opportunity to observe and learn more about their Delta Programme water management, protection and beach replenishment initiatives as a post Super Storm Sandy Initiative. 

Local 2 Global Initiatives


Ed JohnsonAP develops Local 2 Global Initiatives connecting people and communities around the world. Emphasis is placed on building bridges of understanding and cooperation to foster working relationships, collaborative knowledge sharing and approaches to addressing the challenges that affect our global community.

TNS Talks: Lecture Series 2016


Ed Johnson presented a lecture on the U.S. Presidential Election at The New School in Amsterdam, Netherlands in September 2016. The lecture focused on the current state of the U.S. election, the political climate and mood of the American electorate and the implications and ramifications of the different possible election outcomes.

The Global Parliament of Mayors 2017


Global Mayors and professionals gathered in Stavanger, Norway for the 2nd convening of the Global Parliament of Mayors. Special tribute was paid to Dr. Benjamin Barber the visionary founder of the parliament. ​GPM delegates focused on an aggressive agenda: Safe Cities; Resilient Cities; Inclusive Cities and adopting the organization's formal business and executive structure.  

The Global Parliament of Mayors 2016


Mayors, Professionals and Experts  representing municipalities and regions from around the world met in Den Haag in September 2016 to launch a new platform to address global challenges. This new pioneering and innovative global governance body "founded by, for and of cities" held its Inaugural Convening Parliament Session at The World Forum. 

Casalgrande Sister City Exchange 2012


A sister-city relationship that focused on areas of interest on both sides that would form the foundation of the new and growing relationship. Musical heritage, cultural exchange and the municipal-resident relationship were areas identified to collaborate and learn from one another.

The Nordic Edge Expo 2017


Nordic Edge Expo: Smarter Cities = Smarter Societies featured three days of panel discussions, exchange of knowledge and innovative ideas for smarter businesses, smarter educational technology and smarter cities. Governmental Officials, Experts and Technology Professionals from around the world gathered to discuss common challenges and innovative tech based solutions.