Dr Emler holds a Joint Degree (cotutelle) Ph.D. in Contemporary History and Political Science from Charles University in Prague and Paris West University Nanterre La Défense. He also holds Master’s degree (PhDr. and Mgr.) in West European Studies and Bachelor’s degree (Bc.) in Area Studies from Charles University. He studied two semesters at Sciences Po, Paris and one semester at New Sorbonne University, Paris 3.
Dr Emler is Assistant Professor and Research Fellow at the Institute of International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University. In the past, Dr Emler also worked at the International Department of the Czech Press Agency and at the Protocol Department of the Government of the Czech Republic.
Dr Vojtechovsky is an assistant professor at the Department of Global History, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. He is also a member of the Cold War Research Group within the Institute of the Study of Strategic Regions of Charles University. Further, he is a researcher of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in Prague.
His fields of interest are history of Yugoslavia, socialist Czechoslovakia, communist movements, international communism, relations between European socialist countries. He is an author of the book Z Prahy proti Titovi! Jugoslávská prosovětská emigrace v Československu (From Prague against Tito! Yugoslav pro-Soviet exile in Czechoslovakia; in Czech 2012, in Croatian 2016).
Currently, Dr Vojtechovsky is working on the topic of Yugoslav-Czechoslovak relations 1969-1989 (Czech Science Foundation project „Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia in the 1970s and 80s. Political, Social and Cultural Interactions and Mutual Reflections in the Period of Late Socialism“).
Dr Podlipný is a research assistant at Charles University, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen (Plzeň) in West Bohemia. He is a tutor and senior consultant for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospital in Pilsen. He is also active in the first line of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in an outpatient clinic in Marienbad (Mariánské Lázně). The main focus of his research activities covers metabolic issues when using psychiatric medication in patients, interdisciplinary research in psychosomatics (e.g. preventive cardiology) as well as the use of virtual reality (VR) in psychiatry.
Dr Podlipny’s latest project is focused on the use of VR in patients treated for alcohol addiction in a way of cue-exposure therapy. His research team developed Risc Environment Simulator, a „virtual pub“ in which people with alcohol addiction try to train to resist craving. In terms of psychotherapy, J. Podlipný is also a certified systemic-family therapist and hypnotherapist. He was appointed as a member of National Specialization Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (SOR DDP) as well as Accreditation Commission of the Ministry of Health for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.