Dr. K. Pappas is the Project Manager 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 PhD in Migration Economics. He counts more than 24 years of professional experience in program and project management, monitoring and evaluation. For more than 6 years he worked for the European Commission, Directorates General "Environment" and "Health" being, among other tasks, responsible for projects focusing on circular economy, renewables, food safety, etc. implemented in most of European countries as well as on EU's neighboring countries Turkey, Jordan and Morocco. Currently, Dr. Pappas focuses on convergent research topics such as the study of the interlinkages between Water-Energy-Food nexus, Forced Displacements and Economic Migration; environment, climate change, disaster risk reduction and societal challenges; and circular economy and sustainable development paths, especially in countries with strong migratory pressure.
- 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. (2009). Migrants in the Greek labour market and the introduction of the new migration legislation. (Special Issue on Migration), 1-10.
- 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 â€“ 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 â€“ 2006).
- Pappas, K., & Karras, G. (2006). The Route of Olive across Ionian Sea. Trono, A. (Eds.), Lo sviluppo dell'identità 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. (pp. 99-119). Univ. Regensburg, Wirtschaftsgeographie und Tourismusforschung.
- Pappas, C., Kasimis, C., & Papadopoulos, A. G. (2007). Immigrant workers as a restructuring factor of local entrepreneurship and labour market in rural Greece. 1-10.
- Papadopoulos, A., & Pappas, C. (2007). Migrants in the Region of Ionian Islands (Greece). 1-1.
- Stylios, C., & Pappas, C. (2007). Regional development planning capabilities and human resources capacities on rural areas of Greece and Italy. 1-10.
- Kasimis, C., Papadopoulos, A., Pappas, C., & Fratsea, L. (2007). The empirical dimensions of migrant employment in rural regions: The case of Vouprasia in Western Greece. 1-1.