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.
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 taught Asian Religions and Philosophy at public and private universities in the United States. He holds a B.A. in History from Swarthmore College, an M.Div. in Theology from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Stanford University.
Mr. Tsai was born in San Francisco and educated in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany. He speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, German, Georgian, French, Tagalog, and Japanese, and has studied classical Chinese, Greek, and Latin. Mr. Tsai and his wife Anny Chuan have two children. His family enjoys traveling, street food, and exploring the world’s rich natural and cultural heritage.