Gordon Flake "was appointed Executive Director of the Mike and Maureen Mansfield Foundation in February 1999. Prior to joining the Mansfield Foundation, he was a Senior Fellow and Associate Director of the Program on Conflict Resolution at The Atlantic Council of the United States. Before moving to The Atlantic Council, he served as Director for Research and Academic Affairs at the Korea Economic Institute of America. Mr. Flake is a regular contributor on Korea issues in the U.S. and Asian press, and he has traveled to North Korea on four occasions. His most recent book, entitled Paved with Good Intentions: The NGO Experience in North Korea, examines the impact of NGO and UN humanitarian relief efforts in North Korea after 1995." 
- "Biography", U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, Accessed December 2006.