Students will lead a discussion on a book in their lives that inspired them in profound ways.

Maleka Bintarsh will talk about “A thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini

Brief Description: The book tells the story of two Afghan women, Mariam and Laila, who form an unlikely bond as they navigate decades of war, oppression, and personal hardships in their country. The novel explores themes of resilience, loss, and love.

Maleka’s Biography:

Maleka Bin Tarsh holds MSc. in Mechatronics engineering with 8 years of experience in R&D field in the private and government sector. Currently, Maleka works at Khalifa University (KU) as Reviewer Engagement Specialist in the University Sponsored Research Office (USR). Before joining KU, Maleka worked at the Ministry of Education in the UAE and American University of Sharjah. Maleka combines scientific and admin research knowledge along with the finance aspect related to R&D.  Maleka enjoys cycling and reading in her free time while also exploring all kinds of adrenaline activities.