Mr. Abdallah H. Yabroudi (78 BS/’79 MIE Engineering), Chairman and Deputy Man- aging Director of Dubai Contracting Company has provided a $300,000 endow- ment for the Middle Eastern Studies Program named after his father, Hasan Abdallah Yabroudi.

Established by Mr. Yabroudi’s father in 1962, Dubai Contracting Company is an in- ternational private construction company with over 5,000 employees that specializes in building and civil engineering projects, including high-rise construction projects. Mr. Yabroudi has also helped MESP establish a best paper award named after his father.

In a reception in his honor organized by MESP in April 2007, Mr. Yabroudi met with a group of faculty, students, alumni and visiting scholars from the Middle East.