Derek Ferrar Profile Picture

As News & Information Specialist at the East-West Center, Derek Ferrar authors and edits articles, coordinates online content, handles news releases and media inquiries, and otherwise disseminates public information about the Center’s programs, activities and resources throughout the Indo-Pacific region. He was formerly editor of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ Kai Wai Ola newspaper and Hawaiian Airlines' Hana Hou! magazine, as well as a founding editor of the Honolulu Weekly newspaper.

As a writer, he has traveled extensively in Asia and the Pacific on assignment, and his articles on the region's people, places and cultures have appeared in such publications as Outside, Utne Reader, Travel+Leisure and Pacifica. Born in New York City, he settled in Hawai‘i in 1985.

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