Mr. John J. Norris Jr., the Managing Director of the Washington Office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), is scheduled to visit Taiwan from October 23-28, 2017.
During his visit to Taiwan, Mr. Norris will meet with Taiwan authorities and other leaders to exchange views on subjects of mutual interest to both the United States and Taiwan.
Mr. Norris became the Managing Director of AIT’s Washington Office in September of 2016. Mr. Norris retired from the Department of State in 2011 as a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor.
Mr. Norris entered the Foreign Service in 1975 and spent the majority of his 36-year career in the Department of State working on East Asia issues. Mr. Norris served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs (with responsibility for China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mongolia) from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Norris also served as Director of the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs (2006-2008), Consul General of the Consulate General of the United States in Guangzhou (2000-2003), and Director of the Office of Taiwan Coordination (1998-2000). Earlier in his career, Mr. Norris served in both AIT Taipei and AIT Kaohsiung.