​​​​​​​Rights and Responsibilities: Our Living Constitution


Ed Johnson kicks off the Rights and Responsibilities: Our Living Constitution Series on July 16, 2020. A FREE program sponsored by the Long Branch Free Public Library, the series focuses on an overview of the US Constitution and related documents and issues.


  • Episode #1 The Social Contract
  • Episode #2 Who is “We”?
  • Episode #3 “Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness”


For more information visit The Long Branch Free Public Library. Register to attend - kangelo.lbpl@gmail.com 

Global Parliament of Mayors 2020


As an Honorary Member of the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM), Ed Johnson serves as an Ambassador and Advisor on issues and special assignments.


The Global Parliament of Mayors is helping to coordinate both local and international initiatives in the fight against the COVID-19 virus and efforts to contain its spread world-wide.





​​​​​​​Going Global with Lights! Camera! Politics! Film Series


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.






Rutgers University Fall 2020


As an Adjunct Faculty member, Ed Johnson will teach Legal Philosophy, Rights and Justice at Rutgers University in Fall 2020.


The course will examine the formation, place and development of law in the democratic state.  Focusing on the nature of law, its role in regulating behavior for both civil and political purposes, the evolution and various standards of justice the connection between rights, privileges and responsibilities in society.   





Visiting Scholar

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

​​​​​​Forces Shaping The Jersey Shore: People, Politics and Perspectives


Shorelines are shaped by more than the ocean! People, politics and perspectives have a great influence on the growth and development of the Jersey Shore. Ed Johnson leads an inside exploration of the changing Jersey Shore. The 4-day course, August 3rd - 6th, features opportunities to talk with municipal leaders, community stakeholders and powerbrokers who represent the forces of change taking place in our own backyard.


More information and register HERE!

Classic Politics

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

Local 2 Global

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

Flashback Retrospective Live From The Coffee Shop


2020 continues with The Live From The Coffee Shop: "What Had Happened" Presidential Election Series flashback commentary.


On the first Thursday of each month, we will feature flashback commentary to a Live From The Coffee Shop published OpEd from the same month 4-years earlier. 


Does :what happened" provide any indication of "what will be"? Follow the commentary trail and find out the answer to that age old question...Does History Repeat Itself? 

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