The session will feature two keynote speakers: a senior official from India and a senior official from Canada. Speakers will layout out the broad Canada-India agenda for the next five years, and how the two countries are converging on a set of common goals. The session will offer NPSIA, and more generally FPA, students exposure to potential new research areas to focus on as part of their thesis. The session will also feature students who are taking part in the NPSIA-CICE Essay Competition. Students will provide high-level overview of their essay projects and their relevance to the ongoing policy dialogue between the two countries.