Dr. Julius Tsai is the Branch Chief of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Kaohsiung Branch Office. Prior to arriving in Taiwan, he served as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, where he completed a tour in the Operations Center, the Secretary’s and Department’s 24/7 communications and crisis management center.
His previous assignments were at the U.S. Embassies in Manila, Philippines; and Beijing, China. In Beijing, he served as Public Diplomacy Officer in the embassy’s press office. He speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, German, French, Japanese, and Tagalog; and has studied Classical Chinese, Greek, and Latin. He will be learning Georgian in preparation for his onward assignment as Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia. Prior to the Foreign Service, Julius was an assistant professor of East Asian religions.
Mr. Tsai is a graduate of Swarthmore College, Harvard University and Stanford University. He is married to Anny Chuan; they have two children.