Garrity's work includes predicting Soviet arms control compliance behavior for the Defense Nuclear Agency. He has conducted research into United States arms control policy and nuclear doctrine, and has participated in Congressional Study Groups on Crisis Management and Nuclear Risk Reduction.
In 1982 Garrity received his Ph.D. in government from The Claremont Graduate School. At the Georgetown University Center for Strategic and International Studies he was a fellow in national security studies. He has also taught National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, and he recently completed a fellowship from the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Garrity has served as a consultant for the National Strategy Information Center, the National Institute, for Public Policy, SRS Technologies, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. He remains a senior fellow at The Claremont Institute. Among his publications are: Nuclear Weapons in the Changing World: Perspectives from Europe, Asia, and North America (1992) and articles that have been published in Washington Quarterly, Journal of Strategic Studies, and Parameters.
Patrick Garrity is on the frontline of national and international security issues. His lecture is sponsored by the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies.