About the AuthorThomas I. White is the Conrad N. Hilton Professor in Business Ethics and Director of the Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. Professor White received his doctorate in philosophy from Columbia University and taught at Upsala College and Rider University in New Jersey before moving to California in 1994. His publications include five books (Right and Wrong, Discovering Philosophy, Business Ethics, Men and Women at Work and In Defense of Dolphins) and numerous articles on topics ranging from sixteenth-century Renaissance humanism to business ethics. His most recent research has focused on the philosophical implications--especially the ethical implications--of the scientific research on dolphins. His book on this topic (In Defense of Dolphins: The New Moral Frontier [Blackwell Publishing, 2007]) addresses the ethical issues connected with human/dolphin interaction—for example, the deaths and injuries of dolphins in connection with the human fishing industry and the captivity of dolphins in the entertainment industry. Professor White is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and a Scientific Advisor to the Wild Dolphin Project, a research organization studying a community of Atlantic spotted dolphins in the Bahamas. He served as U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations' Year of the Dolphin Program in 2007-8. Most recently, he was one of authors of the "Declaration of Rights for Cetaceans: Whales and Dolphins."
*Audio/Video: Interview with Rob Reynolds, "Making the Case for Whale Rights," Aljazeera, June 2010 (3 minutes)
*Audio Interview (with Diana Reiss and Lori Marino), Australian Broadcasting Corporation, January 2010 (30 minutes)
*Audio/Video: "Animal World Interview," January 2010 (13 minutes)
*Audio Interview on In Defense of Dolphins, Sailing Beyond Knowledge Radio, January 2010 (54 minutes)
*Audio/Video: Thomas White, "Is a Dolphin a Person?" New England Aquarium, May 29, 2007. (55 minutes)
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