Timor PessoMr. Pesso received his LL.B. degree, summa cum laude, in 1999 from the Hebrew University, Israel. In 2000 he received his MBA degree, magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University School of Business Administration, and in 2004 he received his LL.M. degree, magna cum laude, from the Hebrew University. From 2000 to 2006 Mr. Pesso served as an officer (attaining the rank of a Major) in the Military Advocacy of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
Mr. Pesso was the recipient of several awards and scholarships, among them a Fulbright Scholarship, the Hebrew University award for outstanding students participating in interdisciplinary programs, the Dean’s award for Outstanding Academic Achievements and the IDF Military Advocate General's Award for Excellence.
Mr. Pesso is currently studying for his Ph.D. at the Hebrew University School of Law, where he is also a research fellow. His research, which is advised by Professor Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir, is primarily concerned with the dynamics of urban renewal, particularly innovative legal mechanisms to address the difficulties, both social and economic, inherent to this process in order to improve the chances of success. His sponsor at NYU was Professor Katrina Wyman.