Gift creates Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law

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Chancellor Block welcomed guests to a screening of the feature film “The Promise,” which is set during the 1915 Armenian genocide.

Proceeds from the film – and other donations – will help establish the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law.

Chancellor Block

“In so many corners of the campus, our faculty and students are focused on identifying and addressing the conditions that create social unrest, displacement and injustice,” said Chancellor Block. “The Promise Institute will become UCLA’s center for collaboration in this area and will greatly enhance our ability to serve a global leadership role.”

UCLA alumnus Eric Esrailian, right, lead producer of “The Promise” and a faculty member at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, spearheaded the effort to establish the institute. Also at the screening were film producer Mike Medavoy (’63), left, and director Terry George.

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