Martin Rudner and his partner of 21 years, Angela Gendron, at the OHF gala in 2007.

Martin Rudner and his partner of 21 years, Angela Gendron, at the OHF gala in 2007.

As professor emeritus at Carleton University and founding director of the Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies, Martin Rudner’s expertise was sought after worldwide. He was a gifted teacher, diligent researcher, enthusiastic project manager, a valued editorial board member of several journals, and a communicator par excellence whose clear and concise delivery on a range of topics – all without notes – won him many admirers.

The admirers most valued by Dr. Rudner were his students, and as such, he dedicated his life and career to inspiring and educating the next generation. In 2019, Dr. Rudner passed away, leaving a gift in his will to establish a scholarship to support outstanding graduate students enrolled in the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA).

“Now more than ever, financial aid is vitally important to the success of our students,” said Yiagadeesen (Teddy) Samy, director of NPSIA. “The Dr. Martin Rudner Memorial Scholarship in Intelligence and Security will recognize exceptional scholars and provide much-needed financial support to students now and in the future. It will be an honour to award this scholarship in Dr. Rudner’s name, and we are truly grateful for his forward-thinking generosity.”

Dr. Rudner’s research and writing explored intelligence studies, international intelligence relations, terrorism finance, terrorism and counter-terrorism, critical energy infrastructure protection policy, intelligence accountability, and oversight. Endowed in 2021, the Dr. Martin Rudner Memorial Scholarship in Intelligence and Security will support students interested in intelligence and security research in perpetuity, and ensure that Dr. Rudner’s legacy endures throughout this generation of students and beyond.