Tiffany Basciano, JD
Tiffany Basciano, JD is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute (FPI) at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). From 2010 – 2019 Ms. Basciano was the Associate Director and a Professorial Lecturer in the International Law and Organizations Program at SAIS. As Associate Director, she expanded the scope of co-curricular activities to include organizing and leading several international research trips to South and Southeast Asia, such as India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Nepal. In her capacity as a Professorial Lecturer, Ms. Basciano founded and managed the International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) guiding graduate students through pressing human rights projects in countries around the world. She further established SAIS participation in the International Criminal Court Moot Competition. Over the years, Ms. Basciano coached student teams to various awards, including a first-place finish in the 2018 Regional Round for the Americas and Caribbean.
Ms. Basciano is a recognized human rights expert who has provided her expertise at many events. For example, she presented at an informational workshop on the Convention against Torture to the government of Myanmar, briefed a group of international plastic surgeons on the right to health, and spoke at a research center in Sri Lanka on human rights under the Trump Administration.
Prior to joining SAIS, Ms. Basciano interned at a consumer advocacy organization. She gained additional work experience as: a legal intern in the Legislative & Correctional Issues Branch in the Office of General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Prisons; a summer graduate intern with the New York City Law Department – Office of The Corporation Counsel - Family Court Division (Brooklyn); and a law clerk in a plaintiffs’ toxic tort firm.
Ms. Basciano is a first-generation college graduate. She received her BA, cum laude, in Politics and History from New York University, and her JD, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School. While at GW Law, Ms. Basciano attended the GW-Oxford Summer Program in International Human Rights Law. She is also a member of the California Bar and holds Executive Education Certificates in Management Development and Business Communication from the Johns Hopkins University – Carey School of Business.
Her professional interests include international human rights, rule of law development, and global policy. Currently, Ms. Basciano is based in the Greater New York City area.
Tiffany Basciano, Gotham Fights Back: The Role of US Cities in Advancing Paris Agreement Goals, 34 Md. J. Int’l. L. 72 (2019).
Tiffany Basciano, et al., Shouldering the Burden: How Free Trade Affected the Livelihoods of Women in Mexico, Johns Hopkins University – SAIS – International Law and Organizations Program, report of the SAIS International Human Rights Clinic (May 16, 2019).
Tiffany Basciano, Blog, The NAFTA and NARCOS Cocktail: A Tangled Web for Policymakers, SAIS International Human Rights Clinic (April 9, 2019)
Tiffany Basciano, et al., No One Left Behind? A Study on the Intersection of Women’s Rights and HIV/AIDS in Uganda, Johns Hopkins University – SAIS – International Law and Organizations Program, report of the SAIS International Human Rights Clinic (May 2018)
Tiffany Basciano, Blog, Can Uganda End HIV/AIDS While Crippling its Human Rights Defenders? SAIS International Human Rights Clinic (May 11, 2018)
Tiffany Basciano, Blog, All Hands on Deck: Responsibility-Sharing of Hosting Refugees, The Hilton Prize Coalition, December 4, 2017)
Tiffany Basciano and Caitlin Erskine, Blog, In the Line of Duty: Forest Rangers as Environmental Human Rights Defenders, SAIS International Human Rights Clinic (May 9, 2017)
Tiffany Basciano, et al., They Protect the Forests. Who Protects Them? The Intersection of Conservation, Development, and Human Rights of Forest Defenders, Johns Hopkins University – SAIS – International Law and Organizations Program, report of the SAIS International Human Rights Clinic (May 2017)
Tiffany Basciano, et al., Torn at the Seam: Migrations, Deportations, and Humanitarian Concerns on the Island of Hispaniola, Johns Hopkins University – SAIS – International Law and Organizations Program, report of the SAIS International Human Rights Clinic (May 2016)
Liz Agase, et al., Justice Derailed: The Uncertain Fate of Haitian Migrants and Dominicans of Haitian Descent in the Dominican Republic, Johns Hopkins University – SAIS – International Law and Organizations Program, report of the SAIS International Human Rights Clinic (Tiffany Basciano ed., June 2015)
Julie Louise Aaserud, et al., The Protection of the Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers in a Country of Origin and a Country of Destination: Case Studies of the Philippines and Kuwait, Johns Hopkins University – SAIS – International Law and Organizations Program and The Protection Project, report of the SAIS International Human Rights Clinic (November 2013)
Ruth Wedgwood and Tiffany Basciano, The ‘Right to Food’ and Foreign Land Deals in Africa, SAISPHERE, (2011 – 2012)
Tiffany Basciano, Contemporary Piracy: Consequences and Cures: A Post-Workshop Report, a report based on a workshop organized by the ABA – Standing Committee on Law and National Security, Johns Hopkins University – SAIS – International Law and Organizations Program, et al. (October 2009)
Tiffany Basciano, New Supreme Court Case on the Prison Litigation Reform Act, Corrections Today Magazine (April 2007)
Panelist at The Maryland Journal of International Law’s Fall 2018 Symposium: Transnational Perspectives on the Paris Climate Agreement, "Filling the Gap: Domestic Initiatives to Combat Climate Change," September 27, 2018, Baltimore, Maryland.
Speaker at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Young Scholars International Affairs Symposium, "Intro to International Relations" September 21, 2018, Washington, DC.
Speaker at the MiSK/Johns Hopkins Summer Program, “International Law and the Right to Health," August 7, 2018, Baltimore, Maryland.
Speaker at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) Seminar on The Changing Role of the USA in World Affairs: Impact on South Asia, "Global Climate and Human Rights Implications of a Trump Administration," January 26, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Speaker at the Juneau World Affairs Council, World Affairs Forum: Human Migration and Refugees - Peril and Hope, "A Common Responsibility: The Protection of Migrants and Refugees in Europe," October 21, 2016 in Juneau, Alaska
Speaker at an informational workshop on the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on June 1-2, 2016 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Speaker, "The Refugee Crisis along the Haitian-Dominican Border: Causes, Impacts and Human Rights," Johns Hopkins University – SAIS, November 24, 2015 in Bologna, Italy
Panelist at The Protection Project’s Eighth Annual Symposium on Trafficking in Persons on Domestic Work as a Form of Trafficking in Persons, "The Protection of the Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers in a Country of Origin and a Country of Destination: Case Studies of the Philippines and Kuwait," Johns Hopkins University – SAIS, November 6, 2013, Washington, DC
Speaker, "Discussion of Preah Vihear Temple ICJ Case (Cambodia v. Thailand)," Thai Club, Johns Hopkins University – SAIS, April 23, 2013 in Washington, DC