Local 2 Global

Ed JohnsonAP International 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

​​​​ Parliament of Student Mayors Initiative

As an Ambassador of the Global Parliament of Mayors,  Honorary Member Ed Johnson will serve as an Advisory Board Member for the UWC Maastrict Parliament of Student Mayors Initiative. 

This project will bring together forty students aged 16-19 for a transformative two-year programme in a social innovative laboratory to study and develop actionable solutions to the many challenges that cities face in today's global society.


Lights! Camera! Politics! Film Series features an illuminating examination of the unique relationship and perspective of people and politics through film on the 1st Saturdays of the month -  February, March & April 2019.

SEASON #8 Spring 2019 - $ Changes Everything!

  • ​​2/2 Trouble In Paradise   1936 Paramount Pictures
  • 3/2 Erin Brockovich    2000 Universal Pictures / Columbia Pictures
  • 4/6 Fun with Dick & Jane   1977 Columbia Pictures

Admission is free! Donations to the Asbury Park Little League are graciously accepted. Each session is held at The Stephen Crane House.

​​​​Berlin Study Abroad 2019

Berlin is history; Berlin is culture; Berlin is politics; Berlin is the crossroads of where west meets east. In this, the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall come explore the role of student civic engagement in the reunification of one of world’s most vibrant and engaging cities.

This transformative adventure is led by Brookdale Adjunct Instructor & Former Asbury Park Mayor Ed Johnson and Brookdale Professor Kurt Scheffler. Participants may take one or both courses. If you have already taken the courses offered, the faculty will be offering Special Projects courses.