On Thursday, September 15, 2016, the South Asia Center’s Future of Iran Initiative hosted a panel discussion moderated by the Future of Iran Initiative’s Acting Director Barbara Slavin featuring Bahar Jalehmahmoudi, Iranian-American artist and photographer, Lila Nazemian, Curatorial and Special Projects Associate at Leila Heller Gallery, Hengameh Fouladvand, Executive Director at the Center for Iranian Modern Arts, and Carol Huh, the Associate Curator of Contemporary Asian art at the Freer Gallery of Arts and the Arthur Sackler Galler to discuss graphic design in Iran’s burgeoning contemporary art scene. Iranian graphic artists have often utilized historic documents and calligraphy in their art as exemplified in the documentary, “From Contour to Calligraphy,” which was screened at the event. Aside from its artistic merit, Iran’s growing art scene, the panelists agreed, presents enormous potential for non-political exchanges between Iran and the international community.