Dr. Julius Tsai

Vice-Chairman, AIT/K Branch Public Affairs Officer (Former Board Member)

Julius Tsai assumed the position of Branch Public Affairs Officer at the American Institute in Taiwan Kaohsiung Branch Office in July 2020. He looks forward to furthering U.S.-Taiwan people-to-people ties through educational and cultural engagement, and is honored to serve on the Kaohsiung American School’s board.
Mr. Tsai joined the U.S. Department of State in 2010. He previously served as Cultural Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia; as Watch Officer and Crisis Management Officer at the Operations Center in Washington, D.C.; as Consular Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines; and as Consular Officer and Public Diplomacy Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China.
Prior to the State Department, Mr. Tsai was a scholar of Asian religions and philosophy, teaching at Temple University in Philadelphia, San Diego State University, and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. He holds a B.A. from Swarthmore College, M.Div. from Harvard University, and Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Mr. Tsai was born in San Francisco and educated in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany. He speaks/has studied Mandarin, Taiwanese, German, Georgian, French, Tagalog, Japanese, classical Chinese, Greek, and Latin. Mr. Tsai and his wife Anny Chuan have two children, both KAS students. His family enjoys traveling, street food, and exploring the world’s rich natural and cultural heritage.