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government executive

Martin Jerome Westlake, Belgian Government executive. Salzburg Seminar fellow, 1993.


Westlake, Martin Jerome was born on July 20, 1957 in Amersham, England. Son of Bernard Russell and Teresa (Harrison) Westlake.


Bachelor with honors, U. College Oxford, England, 1979; Ma in international Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Bologna, Italy, 1981; Doctor of Philosophy Political Science, European University Institute, Florence, 1992.


Executive coordinator, European Policy Unit, EUI, Florence, 1984-1985; clerk Social Affairs and Migration, Refugees, Demography committee, Parliamentary Assembly, Council Europe, Strasbourg, 1985-1986; adminstr Directorate General for Internal Market, Secretariat General, European Commission Council of Ministers, Brussels, 1986-1987; administrator, then principal administrator, Secretariat General, European Commission, Brussels, 1987-1995; head unit Directorate-General Information, Comm., Culture, Media, European Commission, Brussels, since 1995. Associate member Center for Legislation Studies, U. Hull, since 1990. Visiting academic Nuffield College, Oxford, 1994.

Professor summer school on structure, decision-making processes of goverments in Europe, European University Institute, Florence, 1996. Lecturer W.G. Hart Legal Workshop on Lawmaking in European Union, 1996.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: literature, squash.


Married Godelieve Marie Yolande Vandamme, May 10, 1986. Children: Emily, Oliver.

Bernard Russell Westlake

Teresa (Harrison) Westlake

Godelieve Marie Yolande Vandamme

Emily Westlake

Oliver Westlake