public affairs

plural noun

: the events, activities, etc., that a company does for the public
the director of public affairs

Examples of public affairs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Peter Henderson, an incoming computer science and public affairs professor at Princeton University, is impressed with the efficiency gains AI has seen, especially with the ability of hardware to run programs more locally, which requires less energy. Yessenia Funes, The Verge, 17 Nov. 2023 Authorities are investigating the death of a family at Fort Stewart Hunter Army Airfield on Nov. 15, the base's public affairs office said on Thursday. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 16 Nov. 2023 His father, Elazar Barkan, is a professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University. Mike Ives, New York Times, 2 Nov. 2023 The official, Josh Paul, was director of congressional and public affairs at the State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, which handles arms transfers. Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post, 19 Oct. 2023 Lew currently serves as a managing partner at Lindsay Goldberg LLC, as a visiting professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University, and as co-president of the board of the National Library of Israel USA. Misty Severi, Washington Examiner, 18 Oct. 2023 One of our greatest assets is our exceptional faculty, actively engaged with students and deeply committed to both public service and public affairs scholarship. Foreign Affairs, 14 Sep. 2023 The church public affairs office declined KPCW’s requests for interviews about the dewatering study. Ben Lasseter | Kpcw, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 Sep. 2023 Welker is the moderator for Meet the Press, NBC News’ flagship Sunday morning public affairs show. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Public affairs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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