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Dr. K. Pappas is the Assistant Director for Research of the Texas A&M Energy Institute, overseeing the administration of the Institute's projects and initiatives. Dr. K. Pappas is Agricultural Engineer with an MSc in Agricultural Economics and he holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration. He counts 26 years of professional experience in program and project management, monitoring and evaluation. For a decade he worked for the European Commission (Brussels, Belgium), Directorates General "Environment" and "Health" being, among other tasks, responsible for projects focusing on rural transformation, circular economy, renewables, food safety, etc. implemented in most of European countries as well as on EU's neighboring countries Turkey, Jordan and Morocco. Dr. Pappas' research interests fall under the societal aspects of the energy transition, rural transformation and migration flows. His research focuses on rural migration, migration patterns, global environmental change, European Union migration policies and political institutions, migration and its relation to economic growth, and impact on water, energy, and food security, especially in the South Mediterranean region.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles2
  • Kasimis, C., Papadopoulos, A. G., & Pappas, C (2010). Gaining from Rural Migrants: Migrant Employment Strategies and Socioeconomic Implications for Rural Labour Markets. Sociologia Ruralis. 50(3), 258-276.
  • Pappas, C Migrants in the Greek labour market and the introduction of the new migration legislation. Italian Geographical Society. (Special Issue on Migration), 1-10.
Books2
  • Kasimis, C., Trono, A., Papadopoulos, G., Consoli, T., & Pappas, C. (2008). In depth qualitative empirical study of migrants' social inclusion and their impact on receiving local economies in the regions of Ionian Islands, Western Greece (Greece), Puglia and Sicily (Italy). Project: Human Resources and Development Planning on both sides of Ionian Sea (INTERREG III B, ARCHIMED 2000 2006).
  • Kasimis, C., Papadopoulos, G. A., & Pappas, C. (2007). Diagnostic study of the immigration movements and their impacts in the regions of Ionian Islands and Western Greece. Project: Human Resources and Development Planning on both sides of Ionian Sea (INTERREG III B, ARCHIMED 2000 2006).
Chapters4
  • Pappas, K., Hamie, C. S., & Daher, B. (2021). Water, Energy, Food Resource Challenges in Migration: Role of Informal Institutions. Leal Filho, W., Marisa Azul, A., Brandli, L., Lange Salvia, A., Özuyar, P. G., & Wall, T. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 1023-1034. Springer International Publishing.
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  • Pappas, K., Hamie, C. S., & Daher, B. (2020). Water, Energy, Food Resource Challenges in Migration: Role of Informal Institutions. Leal Filho, W., Azul, A. M., Brandli, L., Lange Salvia, A., Özuyar, P. G., & Wall, T. (Eds.), Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. 1-13. Springer International Publishing.
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  • Pappas, K., & Karras, G. (2006). The Route of Olive across Ionian Sea. Trono, A. (Eds.), Lo sviluppo dell'identit mediterranea attraverso l'economia del mare. Mario Congendo Editore and Universita degli Studi di Lecce.
  • Pappas, K., Dalla, E., & Lolis, T. (2003). The route of olive and wine through the european culture and into the paths of popular culture of Epirus, with the prospect of development. Schmude, J., & Trono, A. (Eds.), Routes for Tourism and Culture Some examples for creating thematic routes from Italy, Greece, Portugal and Germany. 99-119. Univ. Regensburg, Wirtschaftsgeographie und Tourismusforschung.
Conference Papers6
  • Pappas, K., Daher, B., Hamie, S., & Thomas, S (2021). Catalyzing decision making for migration and sustainable water energy-food systems - The Texas case study. The Migration Conference 2021 Book of Abstracts, The Migration Conference 2021. 315-316.
  • Pappas, K., Daher, B., Saeed, H., Avraamidou, S., Mormann, F., Greer, R., & Pistikopoulos, E. N. (2020). "Circular Economy": a Framing Concept to Catalyze Greater Climate Policy Action. Texas A&M University's President's Excellence Fund Symposium 2020.
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  • Kasimis, C., Papadopoulos, A., Pappas, C., & Fratsea, L The empirical dimensions of migrant employment in rural regions: The case of Vouprasia in Western Greece. International Workshop on Migration: The Migratory Phenomenon and the South European Model of Migration, International Workshop on Migration: The Migratory Phenomenon and the South European Model of Migration. 1-1.
  • Stylios, C., & Pappas, C Regional development planning capabilities and human resources capacities on rural areas of Greece and Italy. XXIInd Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology, Mobilities, Vulnerabilities and Sustainabilities: New questions and challenges for rural Europe. 1-10.
  • Pappas, C., Kasimis, C., & Papadopoulos, A. G Immigrant workers as a restructuring factor of local entrepreneurship and labour market in rural Greece. XXIInd Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology, Mobilities, Vulnerabilities and Sustainabilities: New questions and challenges for rural Europe. 1-10.
in the news
  • TAMU Research Bulletin The book Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions includes a chapter by Konstantinos Pappas, Texas A&M Energy Institute; Silva Hamie, Bush School of Government & Public Service; and Bassel Daher, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, titled, “Water, energy, food resource challenges in migration: role of informal institutions.” November 22, 2021
Email
constantinos.a.pappas@gmail.com
First Name
Konstantinos
Last Name
Pappas