Dr. Klineberg joined Rice University's Sociology Department in 1972. The recipient of ten major teaching awards, including the George R. Brown Lifetime Award for Excellence in Teaching, he is a faculty associate and divisional advisor at Lovett College. In March 1982, he and his students initiated the annual Houston Area Survey, now in its 29th year of tracking the changes in the demographic patterns, life experiences, attitudes, and beliefs of Harris
County residents. Co-author of The Present of Things Future: Explorations of Time in Human Experience, Dr. Klineberg has written numerous journal articles and research reports, and appears frequently on radio and television. He is also the founding Co-director of Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
Dr. Ronald Soligo is Professor Emeritus of economics at Rice University and a Rice
scholar at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. His
research focuses on economic growth and development and energy
economics. Soligo was awarded the 2001 Best Paper Prize from the
International Association for Energy Economics for his co-authored paper
with Kenneth B. Medlock III, “Economic Development and End-Use Energy
Demand” (Energy Journal, April 2001). Other recently published articles
include “State-Backed Financing in Oil and Gas Projects,” with Amy Myers
Jaffe in “Global Energy Governance: The New Rules of the Game,” eds.
Andreas Goldthau and Jan Martin Witte (Brookings Press, 2010); “The
United States, Cuba Sanctions and the Potential for Energy Trade,” with
Amy Myers Jaffe in “9 Ways To Talk To Cuba & For Cuba To Talk To US”
(The Center for Democracy in the Americas, 2009); “The Militarization
of Energy—The Russian Connection,” with Amy Myers Jaffe in “Energy
Security and Global Politics: The Militarization of Resource
Management,” eds. Daniel Moran and James Russell (Routledge 2008);
“Market Structure in the New Gas Economy: Is Cartelization Possible?”
with Amy Myers Jaffe in “Natural Gas and Geopolitics: From 1970 to 2040”
(Oxford University Press, 2006); “The Role of Inventories in Oil Market
Stability,” with Amy Myers Jaffe (Quarterly Review of Economics and
Finance, 2002); “Automobile Ownership and Economic Development:
Forecasting Passenger Vehicle Demand to the Year 2015,” with Kenneth B.
Medlock III (Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, May 2002); “The
Economics of Pipeline Routes: The Conundrum of Oil Exports from the
Caspian Basin,” with Amy Myers Jaffe in “Energy in the Caspian Region:
Present and Future,” eds. Amy Myers Jaffe, Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Dov Lynch
and Robin Sickles (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002); and “Potential Growth for
U.S. Energy in Cuba,” with Amy Myers Jaffe (ASCE Volume 12 Proceedings,
Cuba in Transition website). Soligo also worked on issues
regarding energy security and the politicization of energy supplies. He
holds a Ph.D. from Yale University.