The reader needs to realize the importance and legitimacy of comparing these two themes and get a sense of cohesion.
It is up to the panel organizer to decide upon this framework.
In the course of the question-and-answer session, you may also address and query the other panelists if you have questions yourself.
The proposal does not reflect your enthusiasm and persuasiveness, which usually goes hand in hand with hastily written, simply worded proposals.
Generally, the better your research has been, the more familiar you are with the subject and the more smoothly your proposal will come together.