Teaching Rising Generations the Knowledge They Need to Create a Prosperous Future
Who We Are
Future Foundation was founded on the need for a strong strategic alliance between the United States of America and Iraq. Because of his vast life experience and wealth of knowledge Entifadh Qanbar knew his calling was to help youth gain knowledge and self determination to follow in his footsteps.
Entifadh Qanbar is the founder and president of two 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, Future Foundation and Kurdish Protection Action Committee (KPAC). The Future Foundation’s mission is to give rising generations the knowledge of democracy and self determination to make a change in the world for the better. KPAC’s mission is to assist in strengthening the Kurdish and US alliance by informing the American people and their representatives about the need for a strong strategic alliance and transforming the Peshmerga into a modern military.
As a hard–working father of 2 children, Qanbar is a firm believer in education and family values.
He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Baghdad University in Civil Engineering then served as an Officer and Project Engineer in the Iraqi Air Force. Imprisoned and tortured first-hand by Saddam Hussain security Services, he fully understands the terror endured under a ruthless dictatorship. Therefore, he fully embraces the values of democracy, freedom and free speech in America.
After moving to the United States, he worked as an engineer in Detroit, then enrolled in University of Rhode Island graduate school. He earned his Master’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering, thesis Groundwater Flow and Contamination in the Beach Areas, in Cape Cod, MA. He then went on to Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA and earned a Master’s in civil and Environmental Engineering in Waste Management and Environmental Policy. During his time in GA Tech, he was instrumental with the defection of Raed Ahmed (Iraqi Olympic wrestler) to the United States in 1996.
Throughout his graduate studies, Entifadh Qanbar worked with the late Dr. Ahmed Chalabi and the Iraqi National Congress (INC), in Washington to lobby the Congress in support of the Iraq Liberation Act (ILA), voted in October 1998. The ILA pledged to support the Iraqi people to overthrow the dictatorship of Saddam Hussain and establish democracy in Iraq. Qanbarserved as Vice President of Iraq Liberation Action Committee and endeavored in the full implementation of the Iraq Liberation Act.
Entifadh Qanbar became a citizen of the United States in 1999.
In October 2000 Entifadh opened the INC office funded by Congress under the Iraq Liberation Act. He acted as a liaison with the Pentagon to train Free Iraqi Forces in military bases in the US and organized the Iraqi opposition activities to expose crimes and human rights violations by Saddam Hussain as wel as to promote democracy and freedom for the Iraqi people. Qanbar also was responsible for receiving and distributingmillions of Dollars, part of the of US funding to the Iraqi opposition. In addition to his duties as a director of the INC office in Washington, he was also the official spokesperson of the INC.
In 2003, Entifadh was assigned as a liaison officer withCENTCOM in As Sayliya Army US Base in Qatar during the operation Iraqi Freedom. He coordinated with General John Abizaid the airlift of the Free Iraqi Forces from Kurdistan Iraq to Nasriyyah in southern Iraq. After the liberation of Iraq, Entifadh Qanbar became the deputy and spokesperson of Ahmad Chalabi, member of the Governing Council led by Ambassador Jerry Bremer. He contributed in the writing of the Transitional Authority Law. In 2005 Entifadh participated in the writing of the Iraqi Constitution was ratified by a referendum of the Iraqi people. He then became the spokesman and National Security Adviser on US-Iraqi affairs to the Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Chalabi.
In 2005 Entifadh Qanbar was nominated as the Deputy Military Attaché, Embassy of Iraq, Washington D.C, during his tenure in Washington, he worked to strengthen US-Iraqi military cooperation as well as weapons sales. He organized a state visit by Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Chalabi to Washington upon official invitation by the US government.
From 2006, Entifadh worked relentlessly to mobilize support from the various US government agencies and the US Army in order to search and to rescue his nephew, US Army Corporal Ahmed Al Taie, who was kidnapped in Baghdad in 2006 by Iranian backed Shia militias. Entifadh’s family only received the remains of his nephew in 2012.
With his vast knowledge and experience with the media, Entifadh Qanbar was tasked to establish and manage a TV Station (Asia TV) in Beirut, Lebanon. In 2014, Entifadh became the Senior National Security Adviser of the Iraqi Parliament. He left Iraq in 2014 after IRGC affiliated militias threatened his family. He returned back to the United States with his family in 2016.
Throughout his career, Entifadh, appeared in front of Congress,spoke at several think tanks in Washington DC such as American Enterprise institute, Hudson, Foundation for Defense of Democracy, and US Marines Association in Florida, Chatham house in London and Iraqi communities in the US and worldwide. Entifadh has appeared on many TV stations such as i24News, Fox News, the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, BBC, Russia Today, Al Jazeera, National Geographic, Al Arabiya, Voice of America, Al Hurra, numerous appearances on Iraqi and Arab channels, Kurdish channels and others.
Our mission at Future Foundation is to give rising generations the knowledge and self determination to make a change in the world for the better. We feel that true self confidence and determination comes from knowledge. With mentoring, our youth is given knowledge from our world wide network of contacts who are leaders in government, media and business ventures. They are given the knowledge and advice to further their educational aspirations and contacts to secure a bright future.
Knowledge is the core of our foundation, without the knowledge of our past we cannot move forward. We believe in a strong strategic alliance between the United States of America and Iraq. We know to have this we have to teach our youth about the importance of this and what would disrupt this. We are teaching our youth how to navigate in a world that is changing and challenging. We are giving rising generations the self confidence to go forward to create a prosperous future.
President and Founder
Entifadh Qanbar founded the Future Foundation on the belief that a strong strategic alliance between the United States of America and Iraq would benefit both countries. Through his years of experience he is able to predict the obstacles and also find solutions to reach goals. He has served as the Senior National Security Advisor for the Iraqi Parliament, the Deputy Military Attaché for the Embassy of Iraq, the National security Advisor and Spokesman for the Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq, the National Security Advisor, Deputy and Spokesman to Member of The Iraqi Governing Council, and the Director of the Iraqi National Congress Foundation, Iraqi opposition Liaison with the Pentagon. His expertise in foreign relations gives a powerful example to those he mentors.
As a hard working father, Entifadh also is a a firm believer in education. He holds a Master’s Degree from University of Rhode Island in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Groundwater Contamination and also a Master’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. His knowledge and experience is what drives the motivation Future Foundation has to leave the world secure, prosperous and bright for generations to come.