D. Bruce Carter, Ph.D.

D. Bruce Carter, Ph.D.

[Conference Co -Chair]
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology and Human Development & Family Sciences, Falk College; Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York.USA

D. Bruce Carter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology (College of Arts and Sciences) and in the Department of Human Development and Family Science (David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics) at Syracuse University. Professor Carter completed his undergraduate training at Eckerd College, his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Virginia and was a National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development (NICHHD) postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan before arriving at Syracuse University. In addition to his tenure at Syracuse University, Professor Carter has taught in Japan and in China and has presented his research at international conferences in several locations. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and has been a member of many professional groups and organizations devoted to the study of children and youth. He has published widely on issues of social development among children, adolescents, and emerging adults as well as in the areas of human sexuality and mental health among adults. He is the author or editor of books and chapters, articles in refereed journals, and presentations at professional conferences. His most recent publications include articles on parental emotion regulation and preschoolers’ prosocial behavior and prenatal and antenatal depression in women.

Martina Ptackova, Eight World Champion in Martial Arts

Martina Ptáčková

[ Inspirational Speaker ]

Eight World Champion in Martial Arts
The Czech Republic

Speech Title: ” It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves “

Martina Ptáčková is eight times world champion and world champion in hand to hand combat (which trains special forces and armed forces. She is the first Czech and European to ever win.)

Last year she was honored among the 24 the most successful personalities of the year, became an Athlete of the Year. She has been awarded the Forbes magazine and ranked among the extraordinary women of the year.

She is the only European women, who competed and won a black belt in hand to hand combat (armed and special forces sport)

September 2019 she was appointed by Mr Minister Petříček to be a Good Will ambassador for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. While in this post, she will be working with women and children, she keep on fighting against domestic violence and bullying of children by organizing different projects and supporting minorities around the world.


The Czech star conquers the world. She led the Birds’ Bullying at School to combat sports

Double Star of the Diary Martina Ptáčková is a princess, but also a warrior

Martina Ptáčková (22): She started kickboxing because of bullying

Rocky in Skirts: Czech Warrior Wins Top Street Award