​​​​​2020 Spring Term

As a Visiting Scholar, Ed Johnson will teach Civil Rights & Civil Liberties at Rutgers University.

The course will explore the foundations of human rights and the constitutional basis for civil rights and liberties, how our understanding and definition of these rights has evolved over time, and the social, political, and other forces that have influenced social and judicial thought these issues. Students will examine historical precedence, written documents, era-marking events and judicial decisions that form the foundation of our modern day understanding of civil liberties and civil rights. Current Events include a review of civil liberties and civil rights cases currently before the United States Supreme Court.

​​People, Politics & Perspectives Lecture Series

A project of Classic Politics, the 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.  

In July 2020, a four day interactive seminar: Forces Shaping The Jersey Shore will provide the opportunity to participate in site visits to local shore towns to tour cultural districts, development sites and to meet with governmental officials and community stakeholders.

Visiting Scholar

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

​​​​​​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.

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? 


Classic Politics

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

​​​​​Urban Youth Unite Conference 2020

Ed Johnson will attend the Urban Youth Unite Conference at UWC Maastricht in March 2020 as an Honorable Guest Speaker.

As part of The Youth Mayors Project, the full day program will provide  workshops and interesting speakers focusing on the urban challenges and youth participation in promoting open dialogue and working towards solutions. The conference will join youth, educators and global professionals who want to make an impact in society.

​​​​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.

Ed Johnson attended the EXCO/ADCO Planning Session in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in January 2020. In addition, he is scheduled to attend the 5th Annual General Conference schedule in Fall 2020 and hosted by the City of Palermo, Italy. The session will bring together Mayors, Professionals and Global Networks from around the world to address critical issues and shared challenges. Focusing on formulating solution-based pathways, the GPM fosters "common actions to counter negative development in societies mainly through action-oriented co-working and to [build] a selection of issues based upon agreed action points."

Local 2 Global

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