Here's more on Frenkiel: http://www.science-politique.univ-paris8.fr/emilie-frenkiel/.
She's young--just defended her thesis in 2012. Looks to be energetic--a lot of what she does is current affairs oriented. If we want to make this "global" (Japan, Taiwan, etc.), I could probably rope her in. I note that her first degree is in English. Also that she went through the École normale supérieure. this is where really smart people go.